In case it wasn't clear, I meant I preferred ordinary WT 101 (what is that, seven year?) and I've never gotten the chance to try the 101 proof version of Russel's Reserve (rather new to tasting bourbon "seriously").
In general, I just found this 90 proof version of RR to be lacking. It was decent enough and fairs reasonably well against, say, Woodford Reserve--which is what I think the new version is intended to compete w/.
Interesting what you say about the turkey on the label. I hadn't though of it before. WT 101 and the 80 proof have sort of a reputation as being party-shooters. (When we got it in college our purpose was exclusive to accelerate brain damage.) Perhaps WT is trying to get away from that image w/ their higher end whiskeys.
Howdy Doody's past the House of Aquarius. Bring me more whiskey and rye!