Friday, October 28, 2016


Campari has announced the UK launch of a barrel proof bourbon from its Wild Turkey brand.

Wild Turkey Rare Breed (56.4% ABV) has been crafted by Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, using uncut bourbons that have been aged for six, eight and 12 years, in oak barrels.
Wild Turkey Rare Breed

This new to the UK release from the Lawrenceberg, Kentucky, based distillery, which is the number one selling barrel proof bourbon in the USA, is said to deliver notes of roasted whole nuts, peppercorns, banana custard pie and burnt sugar on the nose, followed by notes of polished wood, lemongrass, slate and white pepper finish on the palate.

Commenting on Wild Turkey Rare Bread, Jimmy’s son and fellow Master Distiller, Eddie Russell said:  “We’ve always liked to age our bourbons for longer than many other distillers and when it’s tried like this without water, you can really see why this makes sense.  The Wild Turkey peppery, spicy characteristics burst out, but they’re sweetly rounded from the years of maturation in brand new oak barrels.  Hell, it’s so smooth Jimmy keeps his in the freezer so he can serve it chilled without ice diluting it.”

Since 2010, Wild Turkey Rare Breed, has won over 15 major industry awards, including a Double Gold Medal at this years the San Francisco Spirits Competition.

Wild Turkey Rare Breed, will be available later this month from specialist retailers in the UK for a RRP of £47.95.

Posted by Steve Rush