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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, 09 April 2017 07:57

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #28

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    Location: Roast, Borough Market, London, UK

    Date: March 2017

    Price: 12 GBP ($14.85 USD)

    Recipe: Buffalo Trace, Dubonnet and Peychaud's bitters

    Garnish: Mashed up Blackberries

    Served: Up

    Comments: Technically this was a little "off piste" as a Manhattan with blackberries and Dubonnet but I liked it....

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

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