Let’s get one thing straight — all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. Bourbon tastes stronger and sweeter than other whiskeys. That’s because it’s distilled from a key ingredient: corn. Bourbon is America’s native spirit, and 95% of it comes from Kentucky.
So yes, bourbon is whiskey — the best kind (at least we think so).
To call your bourbon Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey it must be aged in new, charred oak barrels for at least 2 years and be made in Kentucky.
Wild Turkey 101 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
For more than 60 years, legendary Master Distiller Jimmy Russell has been crafting Wild Turkey 101 the right way. With a high rye content, this iconic bourbon is perfectly aged for up to six to eight years in American oak barrels with the deepest char for more character.
We bottle 101 at a higher proof and only when it reaches its full complex flavor of caramel, vanilla, toffee and spice. As Jimmy says, “Like the Kentucky River, Wild Turkey 101 is mighty, bold, and it takes its own sweet time.”
Wild Turkey 101 is an iconic Bourbon with a high rye content and a deep character with a complex flavor of caramel, vanilla, toffee and spice.
ABV 50.5% (101 Proof)
Wild Turkey Distillery
Wild Turkey Hill
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky USA