Sunday, February 7, 2016

Tasting: Wild Turkey. Rare Breed. Batch WT-03RB

Wild Turkey. Rare Breed. 
Batch WT-03RB
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Barrel Proof

Distillery: Wild Turkey
Age: Blend of 6,8 & 12 Years
Proof/ABV: 108,2 Proof/54,1%
Mash bill: 75C/13R/12B
Dk Price: $61/410dkk
Release: Ongoing

Points: 86/100

The Rare Breed bourbon is a unique marriage of Wild Turkey 6, 8 and 12 year old barrels.

Wild Turkey only has one mash bills for all their bourbons, including the Russel's Reserve line. 75% Corn/13% Rye/12% Barley.
Rare Breed has been made since 1991. Batch WT-03RB is the 11th batch.

The nose is caramel, sweet corn and vanilla ice cream with medium rye spices. 
The taste is more smooth and lighter, than I had expected from a barrel proof at 108,2. There is sweet corn, vanilla, honey with allspice and toasted oak. It got a bit of a burn to it, but it quickly fades into a long finish, with vanilla and dry oak.