Wild Turkey’s Rare Breed Bourbons are bottled at cask strength, and are often absolutely staggering stuff. The bottles have had a little redesign recently, and look very stylish indeed – though the eponymous turkey on the label looks rather surprised to be there. This particular edition was bottled at 58.4% ABV.
Nose: Buttery at first, before a big rush of clove and oak.
Palate: Heavy caramel and chocolate. A touch of smoke develops, it’s almost a bit vegetal at points too.
Finish: Menthol, cut herbs, brown sugar and white pepper.