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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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  • Sunday, 22 May 2016 13:50

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #16

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    Location: Homemade, Singapore

    Date: May 2016

    Price: N/A

    Recipe: Bulleit Rye, Dolin, Luxardo Maraschino, Angostura Bitters

    Garnish: None

    Served: Up

    Comments: Recreated Reserve 101 "classic" recipe with Bulleit rye, great balance.

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

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