Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Wild Turkey // Kentucky, USA
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.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew charred oak
"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."