From the always informative Chuck Cowdery
There hasn’t been any kind of official announcement, but Wild Turkey is in the process of rolling out a new, 81° proof (40.5% ABV) version of Wild Turkey Rye, leading to some confusion about the status of the 101° proof (50.5% ABV) original. […]
Yes, an 81° proof version of Wild Turkey Rye is being introduced as a companion to the 81° proof version of Wild Turkey Bourbon that was introduced last year. However, the 101° proof version of Wild Turkey Rye is not being discontinued. It will, however, be in short supply for probably the rest of 2012 due to the recent surge in rye whiskey popularity, but it is not being discontinued and it will be back. Due to its temporary unavailability, it was expedient for the company to list 81 by replacing 101 in some states.
Here at Whisky Party, we are fortunate enough to participate in The Whisky Round Table, a monthly discussion about all things whisky hosted by a great collection of our fellow whisky bloggers.
The good folk at Edinburgh Whisky Blog are hosting this month’s conversation, and they asked a great question:
In recent years we’ve seen a good few releases of not-quite-whisky-yet or spirit-that-dares-to-command-a-price. Whether kissed by Quercus Robur tannins for 4 months or just plain clearac, do you think this is something new distilleries or ones with severely depleted stocks should be doing?
Go check out our answer, along with those of our fellow Round Table bloggers, over at Edinburgh Whisky Blog. And if you are on the Twitters and think this deserves a mention, please use the hashtag #WhiskyRoundTable.