Whiskey Review – Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon Whiskey with Russell’s Reserve 10 Comparison Ep: 207

Today we review and taste Wild Turkey Rare Breed bourbon and compare it to Russell’s Reserve 10.

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Kevin Jones says:

I finally found a way to get the bottles of whiskey I want. Step 1 bring S.W.M.B.O. to the liquor store show her the Crystal Skull Vodka bottle and let her pick what she wants. Step 2 spend a LOT of time looking through the Scotch aisle. Step 3 walk over to the burbon aisle. Step 4 wait until S.W.M.B.O. has her hands full of bottles she wants. Step 5 wait until she says “Just get the Angel’s Wings and that other bottle.” Step 6 take the Angel’s Envy and Ardbeg 10 and walk to the cash register with confidence.

I really need to figure out how to get her in the store that has the Ardbeg Dark Cove behind the counter.

WhiteCrow says:

Just got a Bowmore 10 and it`s my first smokey whisky.I usualy like more frendly Whiskys but i like this a LOT.

Elijah Simmons says:

A friend and I bartender at a wedding. While we were there, we were able to mooch off of one of the family members who brought Laphroaig the wood. Then as we were cleaning up the wedding party let us mooch two cases of boulevard wheat beer. We were wondering what level of mooch are we.

Hugh Man says:

I actually picked up a bottle of this and i looked through your videos the Russels 10 and I thought oh wow i really should suggest it… Bamm it comes up i have about 1/8 of bottle left it’s just nice sipping but i still prefer Knob Creek ..

Sir Lampsalot says:

Hey Daniel, my name is Dominic, and I have a presentation to do in class at my university over our dream job. Mine is running a whiskey distillery. As you guys have started your own, I was wondering if you could help me out by giving me some insight as how to start and run my own distillery?

Albert C. says:

Should I invite friends over for whisky tastings? Should I buy a bunch of glencairns?

levelonewhisketsommeliergreataxe3 says:

Hey, I brought that whiskey because of another comment you made about pouring mint juleps out of a can. The fact that I knew you wouldn’t like it was just the cherry on top.

No Nonsense Whisky says:

The Rare Breed was the turning point in Bourbon for me, before it I’d not tried anything that wowed me. Now I can’t get enough Bourbon!

AlGoreRhythm says:

I bought a half bottle of Rare Breed as my second whiskey on the heels of a bottle of Maker’s Mark. I was excited when I saw this review because its the first chance I’ve had (other than the livestream) to actually taste with you guys. I remember noticing the sparkly nature of it the first time i tried it, so it’s good to know what I got the same out of it that the pros do 😀 I also realized that both were bourbons, so I am intending on trying an Irish next, then a Scotch.

Travis Souders says:

Another great video! Rex you would be so proud of me. Last night one of the whisk(e)y vault crew informed me that my local store had Weller Antique 107. I had found the 12 and the reserve already so I ran down there. The worker there didn’t understand why I was so excited to get to buy a couple bottles. Once I told him about it he got interested to talk to another whisky lover he starts pulling out his own stash of single malts and poured me an Oban 14 which I had never tried and a Balveinie 12. So I think I just became a level 2 mooch! When do I get my wings?

Gus Woolf says:

Have you ever thought about making your own whisky? if so what would it be like what notes and flavors do you prefer and what exactly goes into making those things come out in a good whisky?

Shane Mendiola says:

If you had 300/350$ to spend on a bottle, what would you first choice be? Hard question I know, but I am going to buy something in that bracket and want a Som and mooch pick.

Theresa Smith says:

A few weeks ago at my local whisky store’s Friday Tasting, I got to try the Western Canadian Exclusive of the Amrut Single Malt, Single Cast (portpipe). There is usually a bottle of watter handy, but no one could find it, so the rep pulled out his bottle of Perrier and I added a drop or two of it. The carbonation dissipated instantly, but I was pleasantly surprised at how it changed the whisky. It tasted effervescent and the flavours just popped in my mouth. The rep and I got talking about how Scotch & Soda really is a classic way to enjoy whisky. I then had the old Kingston Trio song stuck in my head for the rest of the day…

mt32 says:

Pewdiepie should down a Macallan M on one sitting to show us fucking whiskey snobs off.

Cerises says:

You guys should review drakes virgina black whiskey

TheGhastlyKnightsJauntJudiciously says:

whats the oldest whiskey you guys ever got to taste

Jonathan Kroenke says:

I have Wild Turkey Rare Breed 112.8 proof and it is dam good

Belfry says:

John Peterson’s comment got me thinking, I hope you guys are able to do something fun for the Halloween Episode!

DracoRogue1218 says:

2 Bastard calls in 1 episode! This is gonna be good

Caleb Steingruber says:

I really enjoy the 101 and the Rarebreed from Wild turkey…will have to try the Russell’s!

Freddie Slaughter says:

How does Rare Breed compare to Jack Daniels Barrel Proof?

WhiskyJason says:

you forgot the ice – AGAIN!!!

bmxriderforlife1234 says:

so the only whiskey i could get today was a mickie(375ml bottle) of bulleit bourbon…..some idiot decided to smash up the whiskey section at the local liquor store today -.- also knocked over a bunch of the wine racks and shit but who cares about that.

Pandamonium says:

I didn’t drink before finding this channel (via modern rogue), it was your descriptions of the flavor notes that enticed me into trying whisky. I have 5 bottles now… within a month…
I saw Rare Breed on sale at the store, and got it to try alongside this video.
The tasting notes on this video is only about the alcohol content. 🙁
I feel like I’ve been blue balled…

Isaac McCauley - Student says:

Hey there guys! I want to thank you for mentioning in one of your videos about how you say the first thing that comes to your mind when you smell whiskey. It’s a great party game. PS. Wild Turkey 101 reminds me of when my father would cook dinner when mom wasn’t home.

Justanotherparatrooper says:

So Daniel i received a bottle of “The exceptional malt” ,it is a blended scotch, for helping out a friend and i was wondering on your thoughts about it and maybe a review. i would send you guys a bottle but i don’t get paid till next week so yeah sorry.

Ryan Whiskey Wine Dane says:

So many bastards!

sieve5 says:

Can I send you half a bottle? I opened it already but I really want to send you some MGP 8 yr 35% rye

ChrisC says:

Half of 116 would be 58. You’ve become too dependent on spreadsheets, Daniel!

Rev says:

I found this channel after watching the Modern Rouge. Great channel! I have always enjoyed whisk(e)y. I only had it once in a while. My uncle introduced me to Buffalo Trace and the rest is history. I have wanted to hone in my tasting and smelling senses. But here is my question: Where do you start enhancing or training those senses. I mean i can get the caramel flavors, but finding those subtle flavors and smells… How do you do it??? Thanks guy! Looking forward to hearing more on the new distillery!

I am #teamcookie But, I do love my dad jokes.

Here is my best for this channel…. Did you hear about the new whiskey bar on the moon?
The whiskey is out of this world, but, the place has no atmosphere.

FATmonkeyMAMA says:

glenfarclas 10 plz oh great wizard, the bottle right behind the monk with the magic amulet

Farbkorrektur says:

Could you please stop saying: “It taaaastes sooo good”? I’m a beginner and started four weeks ago with one bottle Talisker… Now I have to answer my wife why the f**k I’ve already spend >$1,000 on Whisk(e)y… you magnificent bastards!

peter white says:

That’s what I love about Wild Turkey, I get older and it stays the same age 🙂

Mark Peden says:

Went to total wine last night and came back +1 scotch. Was meaning to replace my empty monkey shoulder, ended up with they as well as Highland Park 12. Rex, any advice for mooching more shelf space for additional bottles?

Ryan Spano says:

Eagle Rare 10 and 17!!

Jordan Skoda Music says:

Yes! Rare Breed! Hands down, my favorite bourbon!

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