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  1. #31
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    Re: Russell Reserve or Rare Breed?

    Rare Breed, no question. I found Russell's Reserve to be rather bland, while Rare Breed is one of the most unique bourbons I've ever tasted.

  2. #32
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    Re: Russell Reserve or Rare Breed?

    thanks for everybody that participated. You helped me make my pick. I chose WTRB and was not dissapointed. In my mind, it's a great bourbon. Not sure on the age, but I'd say 8-10 years.

  3. #33

    Re: Russell Reserve or Rare Breed?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickAtMartinis View Post
    ...Not sure on the age, but I'd say 8-10 years.
    It's a vatting of 6-, 8-, and 12-yo whiskeys.
    Tim

  4. #34
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    Re: Russell Reserve or Rare Breed?

    I have unopened RB & RR down in the bunker. I had them out a couple of weeks ago, but they stayed shut; we opened the WTAS and '07 GTS. Seeing this thread again reminds of the 2 fresh bottles. Gonna try to get some people over this Fri for a Turkey Tasting. Should I have KS, too?? I thought I did, but I can't find it.

  5. #35
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    Re: Russell Reserve or Rare Breed?

    RR 90 is all wood and alcohol, thanks to the unnecessary dilution. :-(

  6. #36
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    Re: Russell Reserve or Rare Breed?

    Quote Originally Posted by TNbourbon View Post
    It's a vatting of 6-, 8-, and 12-yo whiskeys.

    Thanks, Tim. I was just thinking about searching on it but, thanks to you, now I don't have to.

  7. #37
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    Re: Russell Reserve or Rare Breed?

    I don't find that much difference between them, the house style comes through.
    While I don't really favor Wild Turkey I keep a bottle of Rare Breed around for guests who like the brand.
    Regards,
    Squire

  8. #38
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    Re: Russell Reserve or Rare Breed?

    You guys inspired me to do a little turkey tasting. WTKS just arrived today. My Christmas present to myself. No question there are some similarities between the RR90, WTRB and WTKS, however, IMO the WTKS is hands down the best. The nose on the KS is softer and I get more caramel and vanilla tones than I do with the RB (which seems fruitier and spicier). The thing that really sealed the deal for me was the finish of the KS. You get the rye at mid-palate but then it really recedes nicely back into caramel and vanilla with just a little touch of oak. This is in contrast to the RR90 which has a very oaky finish in my view - and not the good kind of oak - more like diseased oak. The finish on the RB gives me a lot more burn (which is not a bad thing) but I guess I am partial to the smoother finish of KS. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Roger

  9. #39
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    Re: Russell Reserve or Rare Breed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xibalba View Post
    Rare Breed, no question. I found Russell's Reserve to be rather bland, while Rare Breed is one of the most unique bourbons I've ever tasted.
    Couldn't have said it any better myself.......RB is in a class by itself.

  10. #40
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    Re: Russell Reserve or Rare Breed?

    I agree with the WTKS votes. It is the best regularly available WT bottling.

    I am not sure between RR101 and RB, as I like both quite a bit, but I would definitely pick RB over RR90.
    -Dan

    Who stole the cork from my breakfast?

 

 

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