Wild Turkey Distillery, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, United States
It was in 1869 that this distillery was founded in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and since then they have been producing whiskey continuously, except during the dark (or sober) period of prohibition (1920-1933). They make more bourbon a few blends and the rye.
Today's expression, the Rare Breed, is at 108.2 degrees proof a bourbon barrel-proofwhich means that it has not been diluted with water, either before or after it has been placed in barrels. A cask strength , what. This is the result of a subtle blend of Wild Turkey from 6, 8, and 12 years, which gives it a nice softness and roundness despite its drunk alcohol.
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Rich and velvety caramel, butterscotch, honey and wood. Barely vanilla and corn. On a distant horizon is lemon and leatherette.
Sumptuous palate, full of fruit, cinnamon and caramel. Rye and honey dance and change partners with butterscotch and vanilla.
Gorgeous. Its age and composition give it a warmth and softness that supplants its alcohol content without discomfort. Burnt caramel, oak, spice and corn notes.
A bourbon of high class. Very balanced, full of flavor and richness. Filled with personality. Indeed, a rare species.
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