Each month, Flight Club selects a club-endorsed “Pick of the Month.” The parameters on the Pick of the Month are (a) locally available in Wichita, Kansas (b) under $40 and (c) something believed to be a good value or limited availability at the moment. We invite everyone (Club members or not) to break open a bottle and provide comment and feedback.
This month, Flight Club presents “Wild Turkey Month: 30 Turkeys in 30 Days,” where we provide you background information on the Wild Turkey brand, the people, and the bourbon whiskey products themselves. We are also providing 30 bourbon reviews – one each day of the month.
For our Pick of the Month, we decided to stay within the Wild Turkey family, but step outside the bourbon line and feature the Wild Turkey 101 Rye.
In 2012, Wild Turkey ran low on rye product, and so it decided to limit/allocate the Wild Turkey 101 rye product. Since that time, it has been near impossible to find, at least in this market. Sometime in the past year or so, Wild Turkey has increased distribution of the 101 rye product. It has started hitting Wichita, Kansas liquor more prevalently over the past few months.
Bottle: Wild Turkey 101 Rye
Age: Not age stated (but believed to be between 4-6 years).
Mash Bill: 51% Rye, 37% Corn, 12% Malted Barley
Price: $38 (1 liter)
Location: Becoming readily available in the Wichita, Kansas market.