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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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  • Tuesday, 26 April 2016 16:55

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #13

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    Location: Oak Room, Fairmont Palliser, Calgary, Canada

    Date: April 2016

    Price: $ 18 CAD ($14.19 USD)

    Recipe: Carprano Antica Vermouth, Knob Creek, Angostura Bitters

    Garnish: Black cherry

    Served: Up

    Comments: Nice and sweet with Bourbon but still balanced due to heavy dash of bitters.

    What is this about? Check out  http://www.somanywhiskies.com/item/749-the-manhattan-project-ii

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