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Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof

Wild Turkey Rare Breed was one of the best bourbons I discovered while trying all the 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die so iIwas very interested when I saw this 112 proof (or 56% ABV) expression in a Texas liquor store.  The nose was dominated by alcohol with sweet grainy notes of corn and rye and some butter.  The taste was oaky at first with caramel, vanilla and sweet brown sugar.  The finish was a little hot and spicy with grassy rye notes.  With a little water it became sweeter and mellow with some black pepper notes.

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  • Friday, 25 November 2011 20:26

    My First (and worst) Whisky Joke

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    As it is the holiday season in the USA I thought I would post my first whisky joke.  I will see how many I can come up (or steal) as I develop this site.

    Knock, Knock.   Who's there?  Knocked.  Knocked who?  That's right, Knockdhu distillery, the makers of AnCnoc.

    If you can do better then please email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or enter as a comment on the Blog tab.  Happy holidays.

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    Pendleton

    A very nice Canadian blend bottled at 40% ABV and it reminded me of Forty Creek Barrel Select.  The nose has some vanilla and citrus and an acetone note.   It also has a nice and smooth mouth feel, with coffee, vanilla and cocoa powder, a bit like something you might buy in coffee shop (grande vanilla mochaccino anyone?).  The finish has toasted oak and rye spicy notes.  Not overly complex, but very drinkable and good.