Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made from a mash of approximately 75% corn, 13% rye and 12% malted barley, all of which are non-genetically modified. Once the grains have been harvested, they are milled and mashed with limestone-rich water drawn from the Kentucky River before being fermented and twice distilled.
Following distillation, the bourbon is aged in American oak casks that have been charred with a #4 char. Typically, the degree of charring within a cask is measured on a scale of one to four, with a #1 char referring to casks that have been lightly toasted, and a #4 char referring to casks that have beencharred so heavily that the interior resembles an alligator hide (the latter are nicknamed alligator-charred casks). The heavy char within the cask contributes notes of vanilla and sweet tobacco to the bourbon as it matures, and complements its notes of honeyed oak, roasted nuts and nutmeg.
After the casks have matured under the intense Kentucky sun, Jimmy Russell — Wild Turkey's master distiller — marries together a unique blend of bourbon that has matured for a minimum of six, eight and twelve years. Once the bourbons have been married together, they are bottled at cask strength.
Deep, auburn color, with an aroma of orange zest, mint and sweet tobacco. Notes of leather, figs and dates on the palate, which are well-balanced by touches of roasted nuts, nutmeg, vanilla, and honeyed oak. Long, robust finish with touches of sweet caramel and creamy vanilla.