Wild Turkey Rare Breed


Wild Turkey // Kentucky, USA

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 1101 )

Rare Breed is a barrel strength blend from Wild Turkey Bourbon, introduced as an up-label release. It incorporates a blend of 6, 8 and 12 year old whiskeys. Master blender Jimmy Russell is famously known for keeping his in the freezer to enjoy as an icy treat.

  • age
    6 years
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
  • Cask Type
    new charred oak

Tasting Notes

"I think of this as the "Mr. Clean" of bourbons - super smooth despite what is some obvious brawn in the cask strength. Lots of sweet flavors up front - vanilla, caramel popcorn, candy apple, milk chocolate, finishing with cinnamon and nutmeg, touch of clove and black pepper, whiff of sweet tobacco. Slight heat in the finish, of course, but it seems to come more from the spice than the alcohol itself. Didn't taste it frozen, but get why that could be quite delicious."

Score 92

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