Wild Turkey 81

Thoughts on bourbon, I will be honest, not my first choice. However don’t kick a gift horse in the mouth. I got a bottle of Wild Turkey 81 and I will treat it like any other whisky. Bourbons is whiskey in the sense that it is a distilled alcohol made from malted grains.  For whisky the grain in question is at least 50% barley. For Bourbon the the ratio must be at least 51% corn.…by law (http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=30278) as well as a myriade of other requirents.

This is a young bourbon aged the required 3 years in oak barrels. The nose is chalk full of pleasant vanilla and oak. It moves aggressively though the palate and up the nostril, almost singing the hairs

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The palate is straight forward, not terribly subtle

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The finish is rugged and harsh brining to mind the kind machismo that would agree and say it’s a man that likes the smell of napalm in the morning, I digress. The slow burn chased down the windpipe.

I know there are better bourbons out there and I will gladly try them but this one is good for the mixer and cooking

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