Wild Turkey 101 RYE IS BACK!!!!!

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Wild Turkey 101 RYE IS BACK!!!!!

Postby Bob » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:12 pm

MacAbre and I went to the outdoor range Saturday as planned.
On the way back just for the hell of it we stopped by a liquor superstore in an adjoining city.
I didn't expect to find anything new and just did a cursory walk through thinking I was going to get myself a Knob Creek Rye to have later.
WE all know Bob would not drink in a moving car even if he was not driving...

I had walked to the minibottle display when MacAbre called me.
I was walking back to where he was, as he pointed to the shelf it jumped out at me.
Wild Turkey 101 Rye!!!
Yea baby it has been gone for almost 3 years, I searched all over the place in multiple states in multiple cities and could not find it.
When they stopped bottling it at the high proof to stretch the dwindling supply everyone bought it all up before Bob learned to drink whiskey and Bob missed out.
Knowing they used to make 101 proof I refused to drink the watered down 81 proof.

I think my first words were "HOLY SHIT!"
Then "What does it cost"
Then "I don't care"

At a 101 proof it has a nice Zip.
Nice tasting and very smooth.
I did not pollute it with ice or water and drank it at room temp.
It drinks like a classic Rye and is very much worth the cost.
I don't think I am going to replace the MGP Ryes containing 95% Rye and 5% malted barley like Bulleit, Willet, Dickel, Smooth Ambler Old Scout and the others.
The best guess mashbill of Wild Turkey Rye's mash bill is 23% corn, 65% rye, and 12% malt.
But regardless I like it!
I will buy it again.
It reminds me of Rittenhouse Rye which is 100 proof.
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Re: Wild Turkey 101 RYE IS BACK!!!!!

Postby Red Star » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:33 pm

New Hampshire usually has plenty of it, right over the border. Glad you found some to enjoy Bob! :mrgreen:
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Re: Wild Turkey 101 RYE IS BACK!!!!!

Postby Bob » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:13 pm

The 81 proof has been everywhere all along but the 101 dried up completely till just a few days ago.
It came back a few months ago in limited markets I guess it is spreading to the non major markets ie where I live.
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Re: Wild Turkey 101 RYE IS BACK!!!!!

Postby UnderDude » Sun Nov 30, 2014 8:49 pm

Total Wine should be able to get it for you. I know they have a few stores around you. Should be around $22 per 750ml
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Re: Wild Turkey 101 RYE IS BACK!!!!!

Postby Bob » Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:08 am

Update on the 101 Rye
I have not seen it on the shelf since I saw it that first time.
It's not breaking my heart, I like the various MGP products better.
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Re: Wild Turkey 101 RYE IS BACK!!!!!

Postby UnderDude » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:06 pm

Finally found a bottle of Woodford Reserve Rye. It was the only one on the shelf, $39. Haven't cracked it yet, maybe later today.
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Re: Wild Turkey 101 RYE IS BACK!!!!!

Postby Bob » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:21 am

Good for you, that was a stroke of luck huh?
I have not been drinking much since I got sick, I have been working on a liter of Wild Turkey since Christmas.
I may finish it today and open a bottle of Bulleit.
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Re: Wild Turkey 101 RYE IS BACK!!!!!

Postby UnderDude » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:57 pm

Big time find. Guess where I found it.....
Yup, grocery store. Bulliet used to be $21 there but now it's $30.
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Re: Wild Turkey 101 RYE IS BACK!!!!!

Postby Bob » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:09 am

The price of liquor keeps going up.
They blame the shortage for the price going up.
If the market corrects be prepared to heavily stock up when it swings back the other way.
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Re: Wild Turkey 101 RYE IS BACK!!!!!

Postby Cpt Rhodes » Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:59 pm

Im glad I quit drinking. A six pack of Corona cost close to $10 now.
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