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    Taking the Next Turkey Step

    There are a few threads (and even a poll!) that ask a similar question as the one I am about to pose here, but they are locked and several years old, so...

    I want to investigate another WT product besides 101 and wanted to get some of your thoughts on the current versions of:

    Rare Breed
    Kentucky Spirit
    Russell's Reserve 10 (90)

    They are sort of close in price (36.91, 39.95, 29.99), with the AS and Tradition (89.99 and 96.99) much more than I want to spend. So I thought I'd throw it out there to you Turkey fans (I'm looking at you, Paul ) to see which of those three you like best, and why.
    Last edited by Parkersback; 04-03-2011 at 20:06.
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    Re: Taking the Next Turkey Step

    I am a Kentucky Spirit fanatic, but I can't recommend the newer bottlings as the whiskey seems much younger than before.

    I like the RR 10/90, but I vote for the Rare Breed as the next step in your Turkey exploration.
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    Re: Taking the Next Turkey Step

    Were I to buy another Turkey product it would be Rare Breed.

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    Re: Taking the Next Turkey Step

    Love Rare Breed!

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    Re: Taking the Next Turkey Step

    The KS is good but the RB is fantastic!

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    Re: Taking the Next Turkey Step

    I would like to suggest getting a bottle or RR 10/90, and a bottle of RB. Try both. See which one you like better. Then do a 1:1 vatting of the two. I call it Joe's Reserve. Tastes very similar to the old RR 10/101. Cheers! Joe
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    Re: Taking the Next Turkey Step

    The great thing about Rare Breed is that it vats younger and older whiskies to capture a more complex character than one gets from single age bottlings. KS can have great standout qualities at the top of it's game, but a master practicing his art on a vatting can surpass any single barrel in complexity and balance. I think some of the Rare Breeds approach the pinnacle of bourbon.
    Last edited by Rughi; 04-03-2011 at 23:04.

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    Re: Taking the Next Turkey Step

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    I am a Kentucky Spirit fanatic, but I can't recommend the newer bottlings as the whiskey seems much younger than before.

    I like the RR 10/90, but I vote for the Rare Breed as the next step in your Turkey exploration.
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    Re: Taking the Next Turkey Step

    I third Trumpstylz...the RB is excellent, but in the long run, you should just try all of WT's offerings.

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    Re: Taking the Next Turkey Step

    Great topic Tom. I too am in the same boat as you. I love WT101. And I've not had any of the other expressions. I think I've decided that my next choices will be the Rye 101 then the RB.
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