Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon bottle

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon

Category

Region

ABV

58.4%

Distillery

Age

NAS

Cask Type

New Charred Oak

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon is a popular mid-range bourbon that has been around for decades. The brand has become a consistent and reliable choice for many bourbon enthusiasts and is most definitely a bourbon you will need to try at least once in your life.

The bourbon was originally made in 1869 by the famed “Ripy Brothers” in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Over time, the brand’s ownership has exchanged hands multiple times and currently resides under the Campari Group’s ownership.

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon is distilled and bottled at the Wild Turkey Distilling Company, located in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

Mash Bill

Wild Turkey Rare Breed’s mash bill is composed of the finest traditional whiskey bourbon ingredients. Its mash bill ratios are 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley. The bourbon’s respective mixtures are aged in brand new charred oak cask barrels. Wild Turkey Rare Breed bourbon consists of three different bourbons, with respective aging periods of 6, 8, and 12 years.

Recommended Cocktails

Cocktail Choice #1: “Old Fashioned”

You will want to mix 2 equal parts of Wild Turkey Rare Breed bourbon with a quarter ounce of simple syrup and 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters for this cocktail. We recommend enjoying the cocktail over ice with an orange peel garnish.

Cocktail Choice #2: “Manhattan”

This recipe is another one of our favorites. You will want to mix 2 equal parts of Wild Turkey Rare Breed bourbon with 1 ounce of sweet vermouth, along with a touch of Angostura Bitters. We have found this particular recipe to be quite popular among numerous Wild Turkey Rare Breed bourbon consumers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to buy Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon?

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon is a mid-range whiskey bourbon, which might make it slightly harder to find at your local liquor store. However common retailers, including Caskers, Total Wine, and The Whisky Exchange, carry the bourbon line for purchase.

How old is Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon?

Generally speaking, Wild Turkey Rare Breed bourbon consists of a blend of multiple barrelled whiskey bourbons, aged between 6 and 12 years.

What proof is Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon?

The current bottling of Wild Turkey Rare Breed bourbon has an official proof rating of 116.8, up from its last offering of 112.8.

Tasting Notes

Description

Wild Turkey Rare Breed bourbon has steadily become well known for its wonderful array of flavors since its inception in 1991. Visually, the bourbon is an exquisite honey amber color, with high levels of translucency.

Nose

Wild Turkey Rare Breed bourbon has a robust and bold scent that carries spicy overtones from an aromatic standpoint. Beyond the initial scent exposure, the bourbon delivers hints of pepper, oak, and rye spice.

Palate

Upon introduction to the palate, Wild Turkey Rare Breed bourbon presents an initial spice and strong rye taste.

Finish

Over time, the bourbon begins to introduce stronger oak and pepper flavors.

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