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Wild Turkey Rare Breed (WTRB) Bottlings:

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spun_cookie

It took me way to long to find Dawn's great info on the WTRB bottles, so I have consolidated what I could find.

I have found a few conflicts in the info. The 02 & 03 1994 bottles come and go in the lists between each. I found Dougdog’s original post on the W-T-02-94, so I think it is correct, but that does not mean the 03 version is not correct as well.

Rare Breed Bottlings:

1) W-T-01-91 (109.6 proof) First Issue

2) W-T-02-91 (110 proof)

3) W-T-01-93 (110.8 proof)

4) W-T-03-93 (111.4 proof)

5) W-T-01-94 (112.2 proof)

6) W-T-02-94 (109.6 proof)

7) W-T-03-94 (109.6 proof)

8) W-T-01-95 (109 proof)

9) W-T-02-95 (109 proof)

10) W-T-01-96 (108.8 proof)

11) W-T-01-97 (108.6 proof)

12) W-T-01-99 (108.4 proof)

13) WT 03RB (108.2 proof)

Anyone have other bottles?

Very strange that there is not a 1992 version.

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cigarnv

Em, has there been a tasting to compare different bottlings of the RB? Also, why is there not a more current release than 03RB..... seems like it has benn around a long time..??

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spun_cookie

Em, has there been a tasting to compare different bottlings of the RB? Also, why is there not a more current release than 03RB..... seems like it has been around a long time..??

The 03 seems to have been around forever... like they mixed 2000-2003 into one lot and they are working that sale... I really have no idea – just speculation.

I have not found a vertical tasting of the WTRBs, but I am working on picking up bottles for such an event... I currently have:

91-1

91-2

93-1

95-1 (1855)

96-1 (1855)

97-1

99-1

WT 03RB

and I am trying to fill in at least one from each year...

I also have two of the WT 1855s (95 & 96) that I will add to the list below.

1) W-T-01-91 (109.6 proof) First Issue

2) W-T-02-91 (110 proof)

3) W-T-01-93 (110.8 proof)

4) W-T-03-93 (111.4 proof)

5) W-T-01-94 (112.2 proof)

5a) W-T-01-04 (112.2 proof) - 1855 Reserve

6) W-T-02-94 (109.6 proof)

7) W-T-03-94 (109.6 proof)

8) W-T-01-95 (109 proof)

8a) W-T-01-95 (109 proof) - 1855 Reserve

9) W-T-02-95 (109 proof)

10) W-T-01-96 (108.8 proof)

10a) W-T-01-96 (108.8 proof) 1855 Reserve

11) W-T-01-97 (108.6 proof)

12) W-T-01-99 (108.4 proof)

13) WT 03RB (108.2 proof)

As far as I can tell, the 1855 and Rare Breed are the same juice for any given batch, as seen by the year and the corresponding proof. The numbers are too big of a coincidence not to be the same juice.

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OscarV

OK Em, here's what I got.

Also I'd like to say I like your Turkey passion.

2 Batch No W-T-01-91 109.6 proof

1 Batch No W-T-01-95 109 proof

1 Batch No WT-03RB 108.2 proof, autographed by Mr. Russell

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spun_cookie

I do have a thing for the old WT 8yr and the early WT Old #8. That stuff is some of the best juice ever made... I pulled this thread together because I could not find some info in one spot. I have verified every bottle on this list visually from bottles i was able to locate on SB and other areas...

Nothing from 92 or 98 that I can find. And the missing 2-93 still is in hiding. I sent a quick email to WT to see if they would help me fill out the list...

I did find an old add that said the WTRB was/is 8, 10 and 12 yr blended. I am not sure sure that is the case any longer...

  • W-T-01-91 (109.6 proof) First Issue
  • W-T-02-91 (110 proof)
  • 1992 TBD
  • W-T-01-93 (110.8 proof)
  • W-T-02-93 (TBD)
  • W-T-03-93 (111.4 proof)
  • W-T-01-94 (112.2 proof)
  • W-T-01-04 (112.2 proof) - 1855 Reserve
  • W-T-02-94 (109.6 proof)
  • W-T-03-94 (109.6 proof)
  • W-T-01-95 (109 proof)
  • W-T-01-95 (109 proof) - 1855 Reserve
  • W-T-02-95 (109 proof)
  • W-T-01-96 (108.8 proof)
  • W-T-01-96 (108.8 proof) - 1855 Reserve
  • W-T-01-97 (108.6 proof)
  • 1998 TBD
  • W-T-01-99 (108.4 proof)
  • 2000-2002 TBD
  • WT 03RB (108.2 proof)

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barturtle
Em, has there been a tasting to compare different bottlings of the RB? Also, why is there not a more current release than 03RB..... seems like it has benn around a long time..??

What do you want them to do? Lower the proof some more?:smiley_acbt:

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cigarnv
What do you want them to do? Lower the proof some more?:smiley_acbt:

I must be missing something here.... please explain as I may be a bit dense as I have no idea what your point is ????

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barturtle
????? I must be missing something here ????

Take a look at the list, barring what I'm guessing is a misprint on the W-T-01-04 1855 Reserve, the proofs go down as the dates get more recent from '94 on.

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kickert

I did find an old add that said the WTRB was/is 8, 10 and 12 yr blended. I am not sure sure that is the case any longer...

This is what I was told at my WT visit in February.

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OscarV
OK Em, here's what I got.

Also I'd like to say I like your Turkey passion.

2 Batch No W-T-01-91 109.6 proof

1 Batch No W-T-01-95 109 proof

1 Batch No WT-03RB 108.2 proof, autographed by Mr. Russell

Scored another one today.

Batch No W-T-02-91 110 proof

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spun_cookie

New one added

  • W-T-01-91 (109.6 proof) First Issue
  • W-T-02-91 (110 proof)
  • 1992 TBD
  • W-T-01-93 (110.8 proof)
  • W-T-02-93 (TBD)
  • W-T-03-93 (111.4 proof)
  • W-T-01-94 (112.2 proof)
  • W-T-01-04 (112.2 proof) - 1855 Reserve
  • W-T-02-94 (109.6 proof)
  • W-T-02-94 (109.6 proof) - 1855 Reserve
  • W-T-03-94 (109.6 proof)
  • W-T-01-95 (109 proof)
  • W-T-01-95 (109 proof) - 1855 Reserve
  • W-T-02-95 (109 proof)
  • W-T-01-96 (108.8 proof)
  • W-T-01-96 (108.8 proof) - 1855 Reserve
  • W-T-01-97 (108.6 proof)
  • 1998 TBD
  • W-T-01-99 (108.4 proof)
  • 2000-2002 TBD
  • WT 03RB (108.2 proof)

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Josh
New one added

  • W-T-01-91 (109.6 proof) First Issue
  • W-T-02-91 (110 proof)
  • 1992 TBD
  • W-T-01-93 (110.8 proof)
  • W-T-02-93 (TBD)
  • W-T-03-93 (111.4 proof)
  • W-T-01-94 (112.2 proof)
  • W-T-01-04 (112.2 proof) - 1855 Reserve
  • W-T-02-94 (109.6 proof)
  • W-T-02-94 (109.6 proof) - 1855 Reserve
  • W-T-03-94 (109.6 proof)
  • W-T-01-95 (109 proof)
  • W-T-01-95 (109 proof) - 1855 Reserve
  • W-T-02-95 (109 proof)
  • W-T-01-96 (108.8 proof)
  • W-T-01-96 (108.8 proof) - 1855 Reserve
  • W-T-01-97 (108.6 proof)
  • 1998 TBD
  • W-T-01-99 (108.4 proof)
  • 2000-2002 TBD
  • WT 03RB (108.2 proof)

Just to go back to basics for a second. I thought I had a handle on this, but I'm not so sure any more. Are the last two digits on the code date related? If yes, then is that the year of distillation or bottling?

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Dew Me

RB and 1855 are the same thing.  
I've even seen them with the exact same batch #'s.
I own several W-T-10-92 that are 110 proof.
So there was a 92
No 98, 00, 01, or 02

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VAGentleman

You've left out the most recent 112.8 proof.  No batch numbers anymore

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flahute
6 hours ago, VAGentleman said:

You've left out the most recent 112.8 proof.  No batch numbers anymore

Check the time stamp on his post. This is a resurrected thread.

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vlado_mato
On 3/20/2009 at 7:13 PM, kickert said:

This is what I was told at my WT visit in February.

I think it's blend of 6, 8 and 12 year old bourbons, or maybe i'm wrong.

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