Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Distillery: Wild Turkey Distillery, Lawrenceburg, KY
Age: 6, 8 & 12 YR Blend
Nose: Rich velvety caramel hefts itself from the glass and saunters down my sinuses with butterscotch, cinnamon, honey and oak in tow. Skulking about the glass behind these giants is some nutmeg, citrus, clove, vanilla, leather and a bit of mint.
Palate: Wow. Big rolling waves of caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, citrus, butterscotch, rye and honey all tumble around the palate and kick up notes of dark fruit, oak, clove and mint in their wake.
Color: Dark Caramel
Notes: This is a truly stellar bourbon that deserves it’s place in the pantheon of premium bourbons. It’s balanced, rich in flavor, about as easy to sip as bourbon gets while retaining a very strong presence on the palate. It’s not something I would put in a cocktail simply because I like drinking it neat too much, but I could see it making a great Manhattan or Old Fashioned making it truly versatile. It’s a fantastic daily drinker with all of the rich flavor complexity you’d expect in world-class bourbon.