Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon

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)


  1. I love this blog! My boyfriend is a big whiskey lover, so I bought this whiskey, Wild Turkey Rare Breed, for him for his birthday, and he absolutely loved it! It's the first barrel proof whiskey he's ever tried, and he's very happy with it. It's such a great price and a great whiskey! I went after the ratings on the site and was not disappointed at all! :) Thanks!

  2. Thanks Anna, check our twitter page out for more bourbon recommendations! @blundon_bourbon