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wild turkey rare breed

Unread postby buckeye13 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:56 pm

i have been given a bottle of wild turkey rare breed batch no.w-t-01-99 does anyone know what the numbers mean it was also autographed by jimmy russel i have the cardboard container bottle unopened my dad gave it to me and i swore after drinking a smaller bottle by myself ide never touch it again is this good and is it worth saving for a special occasion or selling it was autographed on 2-25-2000 jimmy russel master distiller to doc (which is my pops)
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Re: wild turkey rare breed

Unread postby Kendall » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:30 am

While I am not sure about the batch # I am sure about the Bourbon.
Keep it... DRINK IT... it is excellent Bourbon. If you are not a Bourbon drinker
pass it on to someone who will enjoy it.
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Unread postby vince » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:29 am

Its a great bourbon and Jimmy Russell is a living legend. Share it with friends!
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Re: wild turkey rare breed

Unread postby JLH3 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:23 pm

RB is one of my favorites.
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Re: wild turkey rare breed

Unread postby jaycamm » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:12 pm

Just bought my first Rare Breed. I hope it equals Russell's Reserve.
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Unread postby JLH3 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:34 am

jaycamm wrote:Just bought my first Rare Breed. I hope it equals Russell's Reserve.


RR is a lot like RB. Just a little thinner to me. I like them both, but I like RB better.
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Re: wild turkey rare breed

Unread postby Squire » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:05 am

Of the two Rare Breed is certainly my choice.
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Re: wild turkey rare breed

Unread postby EllenJ » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:04 pm

In many conversations I've had with Jimmy Russell he has always maintained that, despite the Tributes, the Kentucky Spirits, the Russell's Reserves, and all the others, his own personal choice has always been Rare Breed. The mixture of the different ages produces the kind of bourbon that he enjoys the most, and that's what he drinks. When I drink Wild Turkey and I want to drink what one of the last of the true Master Distillers drinks, I choose Rare Breed.

OTOH, if your'e buying, I'll drink any Wild Turkey you want to place in front of me; there just AIN'T NO Wild Turkey I DON'T like.
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Unread postby Bourbon Joe » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:43 pm

EllenJ wrote:In many conversations I've had with Jimmy Russell he has always maintained that, despite the Tributes, the Kentucky Spirits, the Russell's Reserves, and all the others, his own personal choice has always been Rare Breed.


I've had those same conversations with Jimmy and I agree with him. Rare Breed is delicious.
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Re: wild turkey rare breed

Unread postby coffeecupman » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:38 am

That's VERY interesting.

I just tried the Russel's Reserve small batch last month, and I was VERY impressed.

I found it had most of what I loved about Parker's Heritage Promise Of Hope. POH is definitely nicer, but Russel's Reserve has much more of the same effects going on than I expected at less than half the price!

Then I go and read the Bourbon Family Tree and find out that both POH and RR have IDENTICAL mashbills. Hooray for my amateur taste buds!

I had always been afraid to try Wild Turkey. Thought it would be rough and nasty. Reading these comments and some by Mike I now realize I need to visit WT and try out their entire line up.

I bought the RR single barrel, but haven't opened it yet. It will be interesting to see how it compares with Rare Breed.

Jimmy Russel, Jim Rutledge, Parker Beam - all studs. I hope they have been as good at educating the next generation as they have been at making bourbon!

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Re: wild turkey rare breed

Unread postby Thig » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:37 pm

I will have to second what has been said, Rare Breed is one of my favorites.
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