Wild Turkey Debuts Rare Breed Rye Whiskey

Wild Turkey has expanded its lineup with the introduction of Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye.

This expression is barrel strength at 112.2 proof. Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye is a blend of four-, six-, and eight-year-old non-chill filtered ryes.

Company-provided tasting notes include an initial sweet caramel apple that gives way to layers of honey, vanilla, rye grain spice and charred oak, followed by a finish where spices mingle with fruit.

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Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye is a permanent addition to the company’s existing portfolio of ryes: Wild Turkey Rye, Wild Turkey 101 Rye, Russell’s Reserve 6-Year-Old Rye and Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye. 

 “At a time when rye whiskey is more widely appreciated than ever before, 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” says Master Distiller Eddie Russell. “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.”  

Rare Breed Rye will be available throughout the U.S. for a suggested retail price of $59.99 per 750-ml. bottle.

This follow’s Wild Turkey’s most recent launch, Master’s Keep Bottled in Bond.

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