"This strong rye whiskey offers bold aromas of lightly toasted grains, fresh oats, and stewed orchard fruits. There is a core of salted grains that make for a savory flavor profile, supported by roasted fruits and maple, with a thick baking spice finish." 97 Points, Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation 2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
From the Whiskey Wash: "The new Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye, according to those behind it, is a blend of four-, six-, and eight-year-old non-chill filtered rye whiskeys that’s bottled directly from the barrels without adding a single drop of water to cut the proof. It is being made available as a permanent expression.
Besides being the latest Rare Breed, this whiskey is also the latest in a growing line up of rye whiskey from Wild Turkey, which also includes Wild Turkey Rye, Wild Turkey 101 Rye, Russell’s Reserve 6-Year-Old Rye, and Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye. The distillery noted with some pride that it “was among the very few distilleries dedicated to the ongoing production of rye whiskey” even as “Prohibition and subsequent drinking trends caused the spirit to fall from favor.”
“At a time when rye whiskey is more widely appreciated than ever before,” said Eddie Russell, Wild Turkey master distiller, in a prepared statement, “Wild Turkey continues our longstanding tradition of offering a wide range of rye whiskies that lend themselves to a variety of cocktails and consumption occasions.
“As a rye aficionado himself, my son Bruce Russell was the catalyst for reminding me of the distillery’s relationship with rye whiskey and the value it plays within our portfolio. It’s with him and other rye fans in mind that we introduce Rare Breed Rye.”"