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Overall rating
84.98/100
votes
86
Whiskybase ID
WB118686
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Barrel Proof
Strength
58.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LL/FI250529
Barcode
721059002530
Added on
09 Oct 2018 11:30 pm by PunxsutawneyPhil
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Average value

€ 41.82

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Whisky Reviews for Wild Turkey Rare Breed

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.98 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Great bottling considering the price level of this bourbon (around €35). Also it pretty much lacks one of those typical let downs I often come across in this style of whiskey: wet cardboard.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Powerful but still soft. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, cocoa butter, raisins, stewed pears, some rye notes, crème brûlée, quite nutty (macadamia, hazelnut), spices like cinnamon and cardamom.
    • Taste
      85 85
      A thick and creamy mouthfeel, caramel, toffee, nutty, just a slight rye note, clear oak wood, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and spicy pepper.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long and spicy: caramel, more rye shining through, nutmeg, clove and some charred wood.

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really nice Bourbon on the spiced side of the palate. Nice and strong flavoured.
    • Nose
      Needs water to reveal itself and also ease down a bit. Sweet and sour. Lots of sweet and heavy spices, caramel fudge and honey. Of course there is the distinctive Bourbon nose but I find it a lot less corn orientated. There is even a trace of lemon in it. Nice twist
    • Taste
      Strong alcoholic punch. To much for me to enjoy neat. With water more balanced immediately. It’s soft and honey-like. Bittersweet taste. Taste remains somewhat closed.
    • Finish
      Without water short and intens. Fresh oak casks come through the most. With water it gets way more pleasant to swallow. It gives a long, creamy, buttery soft finish that goes on and on for quite a while. Splendid! Hints of charred wood, nutmeg and clove at the end.

  3. Samwise2020 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. JBKwb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. DannyDram scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Glue, nutmeg, hay, yeast, vanilla, caramel, gingerbread, red berries, slightly flowery and peppery. Somewhat balanced, warming, somewhat hot, slightly drying, just under medium intensity.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Delicious. You get a lot of bourbon for little money. In contrast to other large cask bourbons, the oak never becomes too dominant on the nose or in the taste. It is pleasant that there is no glue note to be found. The nose is really great. Caramel and the spices are a great combination that runs from the nose to the finish. For less than € 30 you can get a really nice malt here.
    • Nose
      The Bourbon presents itself with a reddish amber tone in the Premium Snifter. A really oily film clings to the edge of the glass. Absolutely no glue note - this is very positive. At the beginning, when the alcohol has faded a bit, there is a pleasant rye flavor. Then it becomes very sweet, caramel and vanilla flavors. This is accompanied by scents like on a flower meadow, yes, a little perfume. The rye - the spiciness - remains present in the background, but not excessive, always nice in the second lane. The 58.4% alcohol keeps coming up with a slight tingling in the nose if you smell too deep into the glass. With water it initially becomes spicier in the nose, then the vanilla increases.
    • Taste
      Without water it becomes pleasantly sweet in the mouth. Then the spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves become very intense. The oak answers. It tingles in the mouth, but not too hard. Vanilla is also available. With water it becomes sweeter, the spices like nutmeg and co. Become more intense. The pepper note decreases. The floral / perfume-like aromas from the nose are now also present in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Aromatic oak with vanilla in a medium-length finish. The spice mixture is still present. Tobacco or maybe even more black tea flavors are now also available in the flavor mix. Nice and warm in the throat and stomach.

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    Lot of vanilla and charred oak – very typical Bourbon
    • Nose
      84 84
      Vanilla, honeydew, green fruits, carambole, little herbal, austere, wet hay
    • Taste
      85 85
      Punchy, little oily, good sweetness, little fruity, more vanilla, more herbal, charred oak, little medicinal, menthol, spicy, cinnamon, little nutty
    • Finish
      83 83
      Long, burning, more herbal, medicinal, peppermint, little teaish notes – water recommended

  8. Teomarg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. larswehmeier scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A super bourbon with an unbeatable price-performance ratio.
    • Nose
      Initially tingles in the nose due to the high alcohol content. As soon as this has evaporated a bit, it becomes very mild and sweet. Lots of coconut. Intense dark
      and lightly burnt caramel. Some cooling menthol. In addition, a little chocolatey and spicy oak. A touch of leather.
    • Taste
      Wonderful oily consistency. Intense and aromatic. Fills the whole mouth. Strongly spicy. Lots of oak, leather and dark chocolate. Dried orange. Some pepper and black tea.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Pleasantly spicy and dry.

  10. DennisV scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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