Spice and strong rye taste…
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof W-T-01-97 Orlando Wyndham Kentucky Straight Bourbon
One the highlights of my whisky career is selling really good spirits, to really good customers…and them buying them back. Quite some time later.
It’s like one my babies are coming home.
This cask strength Rare Breed was distilled in 1997 and imported into Australia by Orlando Wyndham. First released in 1991, and has been described as Wild Turkey’s mid-range bourbons. The mash bill is 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley and Rare Breed is made up of 6, 8 12 year old spirits.
From GentlemenRanters, “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”.
Official notes read, “Dark amber colour, indicative of the age of the blend, this offers a rich, deep, aromatic nose. Assertive with hints of light oranges, mint, and tones of sweet tobacco reminiscent of grandfather’s pipe-bowl. Complex, full bodied palate, long, warm and nutty , lingering in the mouth with hints of hot peppers and well-toasted whole wheat bread, yet soft despite the power of the alcohol. One to be savoured”.