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Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Size: 0,75 l
(58.4% ABV)
$61.99
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  • BrandWild Turkey
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryWild Turkey
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol58.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

This monster Bourbon was made to teach a cocktail who’s boss.

In 1869, the Ripy Brothers started distilling on Wild Turkey Hill near Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. The namesake product became their number one seller and the name of the distillery was changed to reflect that success. The Ripy Family sold the distillery in 1952, and then the normal rounds of mergers and acquisition occurred. Campari Group out of Italy owns them now and they produce a wide range of Bourbons under the very popular Wild Turkey name along with several other brands. All under the watchful eyes and experienced hands of the only father-son master distiller team in the business — Jimmy and Eddie Russell.

Rare Breed Barrel Proof Bourbon was first released in 1991. Since then, there have only been 10 releases. So now you understand why it’s called “Rare Bird.” Let’s cut right to the specs. Don’t worry that there is no age statement. All the experts agree that this powerhouse Bourbon is a combination of six, eight, and twelve year old top-end product. The mash bill is 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley. And it’s bottled at cask strength! We’ve tasted it straight up, but this monster was made to stand up to ice and a splash of water and teach it who’s boss.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • spicy spicy
  • black pepper black pepper
  • vanilla vanilla
  • caramel caramel
  • tobacco tobacco
  • orange orange
  • oak oak
  • honeysuckle honeysuckle
  • sweet sweet

Appearance / Color
Mahogany red.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Bold and powerful with oak and black pepper. Water opens up vanilla, toffee, and honeysuckle.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Served neat, it’s spicy like a a Rye. But a little water and it blooms with sweetness, orange, and tobacco.

Finish
Long, strong, and complex.

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This monster Bourbon was made to teach a cocktail who’s boss.

In 1869, the Ripy Brothers started distilling on Wild Turkey Hill near Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. The namesake product became their number one seller and the name of the distillery was changed to reflect that success. The Ripy Family sold the distillery in 1952, and then the normal rounds of mergers and acquisition occurred. Campari Group out of Italy owns them now and they produce a wide range of Bourbons under the very popular Wild Turkey name along with several other brands. All under the watchful eyes and experienced hands of the only father-son master distiller team in the business — Jimmy and Eddie Russell.

Rare Breed Barrel Proof Bourbon was first released in 1991. Since then, there have only been 10 releases. So now you understand why it’s called “Rare Bird.” Let’s cut right to the specs. Don’t worry that there is no age statement. All the experts agree that this powerhouse Bourbon is a combination of six, eight, and twelve year old top-end product. The mash bill is 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley. And it’s bottled at cask strength! We’ve tasted it straight up, but this monster was made to stand up to ice and a splash of water and teach it who’s boss.

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  • BrandWild Turkey
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryWild Turkey
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol58.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • spicy spicy
  • black pepper black pepper
  • vanilla vanilla
  • caramel caramel
  • tobacco tobacco
  • orange orange
  • oak oak
  • honeysuckle honeysuckle
  • sweet sweet

Appearance / Color
Mahogany red.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Bold and powerful with oak and black pepper. Water opens up vanilla, toffee, and honeysuckle.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Served neat, it’s spicy like a a Rye. But a little water and it blooms with sweetness, orange, and tobacco.

Finish
Long, strong, and complex.

Customer Reviews

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Zachary
This will likely always be on ...

This will likely always be on my shelf. Plenty of complexity to enjoy neat and is also great for spicing up a nice cocktail. The balance of this is one of its best attributes, with a variety of sweet notes being balanced out masterfully by oak and spice. With the reasonable prices in most markets, I would definitely recommend picking up a bottle, as well.

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guest
Solid bourbon. The higher proo...

Solid bourbon. The higher proof provides a nice bite but balances the spice and vanilla extremely well. The nose is an enjoyable caramel and pepper combination.

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Coal
This makes a great backbone fo...

This makes a great backbone for cocktails. It’s a “keep in stock” for my home bar.

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guest
Pretty Darn Good!

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Absolutely Fantastic!

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