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Overall rating
84.73/100
votes
97
Category
Bourbon
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Barrel Proof
Casknumber
Batch WT-03RB
Strength
54.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch WT-03RB
Barcode
721059797009
Added on
02 Oct 2015 2:39 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 42,84

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Whisky Reviews for Wild Turkey Rare Breed

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.73 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    Any wild turkey is rare breed around here.
    I've only had one before, which just like this one was a drum stick sample courtesy of karloff.
    As I'm sitting down with this one the expectaitions are even higher than for the last one.
    Even though this has a quite unique nose I found the Kentucky Spirit to be a little more interesting, while this one scores a point or two higher on the taste.
    No doubt, I got to get me some Turkey!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Quite some power to this nose.
      Off course on top there's the usual bourbon notes of oaky vanilla and cinnamon.
      But this goes way deeper with lots of dark sweet fruit notes.
      And karloff is spot on with the old rope note, it smells like an old dry hemp rope. I used to have a 10 meter coil intended as a fire escape aid in the closet of my childhood room. Fascinating.
      The higher proof is noticable but not agressive.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Almost thick consistency.
      Mellow arrival on dark sweet fruit before it kicks your teeth out.
      Not as bad as it sounds, barrel proof at 54% is within the acceptable, but the development of the first sip is a surprising hit.
      Leather, maybe even leather conditioner. Sweet tobacco.
      One of the most richly flavoured bourbons I've tasted.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, spicy, warming.
      Notes of licorice and nuts.
      The high proof makes it a little dry, but not as much as expected.

  2. Sapiano scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Wild Turkey Rare Breed "Barrel Proof" Batch WT-03RB 54.1% WID: 72526 (Small Snifter) Finally a horny bourbon! I do not buy the 54.1% from him. He is so smooth but really tasty. Only the slightly mellow finish reveals the high alcohol content. Next to Knob Creek one of the few bourbons I like. The empty glass smells so wonderfully of herbs and vanilla. I'll give it another minute.

  3. Gloin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A good bourbon, I like it a lot, especially the smell, but it just can not keep up with the depth of a very good single malt.
    • Nose
      Spicy oak and a lot of vanilla, orange, rooibos tea, caramel, sweet, a slight touch of glue that I do not find disturbing, a touch of peppermint, very aromatic
    • Taste
      vigorous start, immediately oak moves into the foreground, less sweet than the oak was expected, again tea, but this time rather black, only towards the end comes again sweet vanilla
    • Finish
      spicy, oak, but hardly bitterness, medium long

  4. d1scostu scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    best bang for your buck - very tasty
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. BottleBox scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    An absolute top bourbon!
    • Nose
      A mint leaf on a little piece of lemon, then the bourbon classics: vanilla and caramel. Oak wood underlines the nose wonderfully. Nuts and figs are very indistinct in the background.
    • Taste
      Fantastic. The mint and the lemon dominate in the beginning and are then gradually replaced by caramel and oak spice.
    • Finish
      Great finish. Long, spicy, vanilla and very very pleasant warmth.

  7. Vitamin W lover scored this whisky 89 points Member Junior

    This is my favourite Bourbon. Very smooth, yet also very intense. Great combo! Wild Turkey at its best!

  8. karloff scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Read a lot about this whiskey and heard a lot about this whiskey so naturally it was on my wish list, and again I wasn't disappointed. This was a dream to drink and I was gutted when the last drop came out of the bottle. At this moment in time it's the second best Bourbon I have ever tasted. Fantastic and not that expensive.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. karloff scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Top draw bourbon. I saw this in the shop and it was the last one. Had to have it.
    • Nose
      A lovely strong and sweet nose here of Vanilla, Black Current ,Raspberry and Red currents. A dash of Cinnamon and a chunk of old rope.
    • Taste
      Nice and thick and oily. Black cherry and Logan berry straight away then the ripe Plum hits hard, followed by Butterscotch and Bazooka Joe Gum.
    • Finish
      A very long finish. It reminded me of those sweets I used to get when I was a kid called Army and Navy tablets, once you finished, it lingered for a long time

  10. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    My favorite Bourbon so far...
    • Nose
      Very sweet and soft, then spicy fresh oak before the alcohol kicks in. Quite unexpected. Would have thought that the alcohol would be stronger. 

      Usually I associate the smell of Bourbon with smelling at a tube of adhesive (sorry to all Bourbon fans), but this one is different. There is vanilla, honey and cinamom. The alcohol also adds a peppery note.
    • Taste
      Sweet and mouthcoating. Alcohol becoming stronger. Spicy, rich oak which becomes kinda bitter. Therefore an association of coffee and leather. Some raisins and a allspice (cloves).
    • Finish
      Kinda long finish. Ending with nuts and a very strange, unknown touch. Could be the coconut as someone described it earlier.

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