Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey
Crafted in one of the few distilleries to remain dedicated
to the art of rye whiskey, Rare Breed Rye is a blend of non-chill filtered rye.
It is barrel-proof, meaning that it’s uncut, bottled directly from the barrels
at the proof it is reached in those barrels. It is sister to award-winning Rare
Breed bourbon and the first permanent super-premium rye in the Wild Turkey
Limited official tasting notes suggest that “sweet
caramel apple gives way to complex layers of honey, vanilla, rye grain spice,
and charred oak, followed by a smooth finish, where spices mingle with fruit
and a pleasant fading warmth.”
112.2 proof 51% Rye, 37% Corn, 12% Malted Barley
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Straight Rye is
the sister Spirit to their Rare Breed Bourbon, and it could be even better.
This Rye is one of the few that is not chill-filtered. It is a powerful,
Cask Strength version of the signature Rye that they launched just over a year
ago. That means it is built on a mash bill of 51% rye, 37% corn, and 12% malted
barley. And do not let the lack of an age statement bother you here. Like the
other Rare Breed, it is a blend of various aged casks from their
portfolio so there is plenty of older Spirit here to please. And at 56.1% ABV
there will be plenty of pleasing goin' on.