Wild Turkey Rare Breed Batch 01-99 Review

This is an older batch of the WTRB that was the precursor to the WT-03RB batches. It’s a NAS expression bottled at 54.2% ABV.

Nose: Classic older Turkey profile – sweeping vanilla with a lot of oak. Corn forward with cherries and butterscotch.

Palate: Sweet up front with vanilla – much more oak heavy on the rear palate with heavy barrel char and leather.

Finish: Tobacco and oak are dominant – fairly long finish and not as dry as I often get from Wild Turkey.

Rating: 90/100 – A solid older Turkey expression – too bad the newer rare breeds don’t stack up as well.

Value for the money:  I got this for around $35 which is an easy buy, but on the secondary these go for around $100 I think which is overpriced. I’d pay up to $50-$60 for this particular batch.

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