For many of us, 101 proof alcohols conjure up fuzzy memories of enflamed shot glasses and, well, not much else. For the now more responsible — and presumably with better taste — the Lawrenceburg, Kentucky distillery famed for its high-proof whiskeys, has released Wild Turkey Rye 81 Proof.

Aged for 4–5 years in “alligator” char barrels, Wild Turkey’s newest addition is a sweet, slightly spicy rye whiskey, with notes of apple, cherry, vanilla and cinnamon throughout, and an earthy finish. And whether or not that means much to you, one thing’s for certain: it’s a lot harder to light on fire.

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