Wild Turkey Old No. 8

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Re: Wild Turkey Old No. 8

Unread postby Stoopsie » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:22 pm

I always liked the Old # 8 from Wild Turkey. Not as much as the 8 year old or the 12 year old, but soooo much better than the current 101.

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Re: Wild Turkey Old No. 8

Unread postby Dump Bucket » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:44 pm

VaderTime wrote:Well, I returned to the big box retailer where I picked up the 22 bottles before, and it turned out they had received a new case. So I had to pick it up! Please see attached pictures! I have given out about 12 bottles of my first score, so I guess I have about 55 200ml of WT from 1994.


Nice score. I have about the same from 94. 94 was the last of the good WT Old #8. It went down hill from there. The 92-93 were the best for sure... You have a few weeks of good drinking there for sure.
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Re: Wild Turkey Old No. 8

Unread postby VaderTime » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:37 am

Payday is coming up and I think I can pick up a case with my "discretionary" income. Most of it goes str8 to the wife! I just need to keep it on the downlow...

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Re: Wild Turkey Old No. 8

Unread postby ChewyLeatherTobacco » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:49 am

DUMP BUCKET i read your review on 1991 on WT and I to had got a 'leather wraps the bakery' type thing on a vintage dickel 12. but when i tried x2 2006 bottles it had no leathery dough and had odd corn taste too. very upset. the only thing the same was the empty glass smell. I too called that Dickel 'JUICE' from heaven!

did your 1991 empty glass resemble the smell of later wild turkeys and current.

it maybe there blending some too young s that are blended now? would buying an older wild turkey help?




have your tried rare bread? Jason Pile review mentions a leathery grip on sour dough bread but also the bitter in finish.
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Re: Wild Turkey Old No. 8

Unread postby VaderTime » Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:01 am

A local vendor has a supply of 350ml of the Old #8/86 bottled in 87. I picked up a bottle (had a failed cork, but didn't negatively affect the juice luckily). Its not as good as the stuff I have from 93 (rye bite) or 94 (creamy) but it is still head and shoulders above much of the other stuff over here.

I also picked a couple of liters of Export 8 year old 101 from 2003, at 2003 prices!
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Re: Wild Turkey Old No. 8

Unread postby Squire » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:41 pm

You are a fortunate man.
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Re: Wild Turkey Old No. 8

Unread postby VaderTime » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:13 am

Trying to get more of the 90s stuff, there seems to be at least some floating around. The 03 101 is pretty good too, but not in the same league really.
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