With Wild Turkey 101, sweet notes of vanilla, maple, and cinnamon are nicely contrasted with oakiness, spice, and char. The medium-length biting finish gives way to a slightly dry aftertaste. Spice, pepper, and oak dominate over the palate’s sweeter notes. Wild Turkey 101 is a richly-flavoured concoction with a mellowness that belies its high strength. America’s biggest-selling premium bourbon, the much-loved Wild Turkey 101 is a delight. The 101 proof is Wild Turkey’s most well-known bourbon and their flagship brand. While they also produce an 80 proof version, the 101 proof readily comes to mind when Wild Turkey is mentioned. It’s amazing that just one extra proof point can differentiate a product so much from the 100 proof bottled-in-bond bourbons in the marketplace. For more than 60 years, legendary Master Distiller Jimmy Russell has been crafting quality and peculiarity in Wild Turkey 101.