My first encounter with WT Rare Breed was during a whisky tasting last year. It was just a quick taste, but enough to stick with me memory wise. So when I saw it at my local liquor store that had it temporarily I knew I had to get two bottles; one to drink and one to bunker.
On to my first review!
Presentation: Copper & amber colour in a Canadian Glencairn glass neat.
Nose: I let it breath for about twenty minutes. The nose is sugary molasses. Not too much alcohol vapors even at this high of proof. 20/25
Palate: Brown sugar & caramel on the tip. Nice layers of different sweetness like burnt caramel; the type you get with creme brûlée. But balanced with slight pepper in the back when swallowing. Surprisingly sippable; you’d think the high proof would kick you in the teeth, but it doesn’t. It makes a smooth entry and pairs nicely with the sweetness. 25/25
Finish: Warm long finish but fades. Makes you want to take another sip. 22/25
Overall: WT Rare Breed is my go-to treat. I’ve now tasted several bourbons as well as some entry-level scotch and Rare Breed is one of my favourites. 25/25
Buy? Try? Avoid?: Buy!