Wild Turkey Rare Breed is a barrel proof bourbon from Kentucky. In 2015 this legendary breed of a bourbon was upped in strength to 56,4% alcohol by volume level. I had heard good things about it even before 2015, so I had to buy one bottle. With 39,95€ it was a bargain.
Confirmed by Wild Turkey Brand Ambassador Matt Gandolfo in a Bourbon Pursuit podcast, Rare Breed is a blend of 6, 8, and 12 year old bourbons.
The distillery uses a “standard rye bourbon” mash bill which means it has 13% rye grain in it, along with the 75% majority of corn and 12% portion of malted barley.
Wild Turkey Rare Breed managed to immediately rise to my favorite bourbons category. This rich Kentucky whiskey offers a nice combination of dryness and velvety oil. With a full copper color it is also nice to look at while swirling it in your whiskey nosing glass.
And an explosion of fruits because of its high alcohol content. A true bang for buck American whiskey. Get it if you can!