30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 14 (Rare Breed WT-03RB (clear wrap & embossed cap))

Over the month of November 2017, Flight Club will be bringing you  “30 Turkeys in 30 days.”  Each day, we will post a review of a different Wild Turkey product.  Throughout that journey, we will provide you with background information on the company, the products and the people behind the products, all of which we hope create a better understanding of what Wild Turkey brings to the world of bourbon.  A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.

Earlier, we introduced Chapter 4 and the history and composition of the Rare Breed offering.  Today, we continue with a review of the Rare Breed WT-03RB batch, this time coming in the form of the clear wrapper and embossed cap (this bottle is a 2011).  As we mentioned yesterday, the WT-03RB was released for over a decade, and may have had some profile variations from year to year.

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Batch WT-03RB (108.2 proof) (clear wrapper, embossed cap) (2011) (Sampled by Scott Hill, Stephen NethertonChris Crow and Stephen Benson)

Nose:  A caramel bomb; toffee; honey roasted peanut; sawdust; chocolate brownies; soft brown sugar; molasses; raw beef; green olive juice; medicinal/metallic.  (4/5)

Palate:  Salted caramel; oak; dark chocolate; fresh baked pie dough; yeasty; cherry limeade (4/5)

Finish:  Long; briny olives; white pepper; funky mushrooms (4.5/5)

Overall:  This Rare Breed (WT-O3RB) is a whirlwind of flavor, from raw beef to olive juice to caramel to cherry limeade.  If it were not for some of the medicinal/metallic notes (primarily on the nose), this would have scored even higher.  (4/5)

Value:  Although this batch is discontinued. we still find it on a few shelves around our market (although we have bought many of those up recently).  It sells for around $40, and is definitely a great value at that price (4.5/5)

“This Rare Breed (WT-O3RB) is a whirlwind of flavor, from raw beef to olive juice to caramel to cherry limeade.”

Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

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