30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 15 (Rare Breed 112.8)

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 112.8 batch (2016).  This batch was only recently discontinued in 2017.

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Batch 112.8 (112.8 proof) (2016) (Sampled by Scott Hill, Stephen NethertonChris Crow and Stephen Benson)

Nose:  Chocolate and caramel; toffee; salted butter; nutmeg; musty; light ethanol; chocolate covered peanuts; white pepper; pear.  (3/5)

Palate:  Deceptively smooth; butter; apple crisp topping; chalky chocolate drink mix; toffee; white granulated sugar (3/5)

Finish:  Medium-short; butter; sweet.  (2.5/5)

Overall:  Without giving away too much of later parts of this Chapter 4, this was more enjoyable to us than the current release.  The Rare Breed 112.8 is a satisfactory pour with a rich butter/toffee notes throughout.  (3/5)

Value:  Although discontinued, this still sets on many shelves around the U.S.  It can be picked up for $40-$45.  Knowing that the older WT-03RB batches still sit on shelve as well, this may be one to pass over in favor of other Rare Breed releases.  If you do pick it up, you won’t be too disappointed (3/5)

“The Rare Breed 112.8 is a satisfactory pour with a rich butter/toffee notes throughout.”

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