Good evening from The Blundon Bourbon Review. Tonight i'm happy to share with you my Wild Turkey Rare Breed bourbon review. WTRB is a combination of Wild Turkey 6, 8, and 12-year-old stocks which makes for a very smooth bourbon given the high ABV.
Wild Turkey Rare Breed 108.2 proof and while this one was a gift from my brother-in-law during his recent trip to the bourbon trail (note the custom labeling for my wife and I), this bottle can be purchased for $40.
Color- Dark amber with dark red tints
Nose- Dark chocolate, hazelnut, candy, cherries, vanilla
Taste- (Neat from a Glencarin Glass) A wave of rye spice that is strong yet mellow, followed by defining notes of eggnog, mint, orange, cherries and tobacco.
Finish- Long and spicy with a bitter tail. Simply yet bold. How I prefer my bourbon.
Conclusion- Upon finishing my dram i'm left wanting another pour. The bitter finish is certainly present, however it is not overwhelming. For being rye heavy, WTRB is a great expression of a barrel proof (uncut with water) bourbon and, a great introduction to the higher proof products on the market. This is the first barrel proof reviewed on this blog and I look forward to diving deeper into the barrel proof market.
My Rating- B+ (Very Good)