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Review #26 Wild Turkey Rare Breed: Bourbon

Updated: Feb 4

Score: 8.6 / 10

Distillery: Wild Turkey

Type: Kentucky Straight

Rare Breed is truly a rare breed. Selected by mixing a small batch of 6, 8, and 12 year bourbon right out of the casks. Unlike the traditional 101, this is coming at high proof and of the finest selections of those years. You're going taste the difference and it will most likely wow you.

Are you a rare breed? Or just normal run of the mill boring whiskey drinker? This can change that as it is a great stepping stone in finer bourbons. Hope you have a lot of money, because the journey won't stop there.

Whiskey Review:

Nose: peach, pepper, cinnamon, rhubarb

Palate: oily and easy to swish, drinks under its proof.  Tons of sweet sugary cinnamon that coats the tongue. Notes of peach, dried apricot and apple surface after the initial sweetness. Almost a crave-able spice throughout the drinking experience.

Finish: moderate with toasted oak and orange rind.  Very well rounded and clean - mildly tannic and juicy. 

Score: 8.6


S+ Sensational - The Pinnacle (9.5+)

A - AXEceptional (astounding) (9-9.5)

B - bravo (step aBove average) (8-8.9)

C - competent (7-7.9)

D - disappointing (6-6.9)

F - flush it down the toilet (fail) (5.9 below)

Notes: Availability? Common. Pretty easy to find so.... give'em the bird! (Not sure if those commercials are on anymore). Definitely not a "Rare" Breed.

So easy to drink at 116.8 proof.  Almost drinks like a holiday mulled wine with the cinnamon and fruity flavors.  Very impressive pour.

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