The Creamy Flavors of Wild Turkey Rare Breed Non Chill Filtered

Wild Turkey is one of the most popular whiskeys on the market, and their Rare Breed release is no exception. While fans of Wild Turkey are familiar with the standard Rare Breed expression, many may not be aware that there is a special version available for Travel Retail: Wild Turkey Rare Breed Non Chill-Filtered. This rare is a must-have for any whiskey connoisseur, and we'll explain what makes it so special in this blog post.

First, let's take a look at what chill-filtering is. In order to make sure that the whiskey stays clear when bottled, some distillers will chill their product before filtering it. What this does is remove oils and othr components that can affect the flavor and aroma of the whiskey, resulting in a more consistent product. While this process helps keep the whiskey clear, it also removes some of the unique flavors and aromas that are present in an unfiltered spirit.

That's why Wild Turkey created their Non Chill-Filtered Rare Breed expression: to give fans an opportunity to experience all of the unique flavors that make Wild Turkey bourbon so special. This rare edition has not been subjected to flocculation or chill-filtering like traditional Rare Breed expressions have, resulting in a richer and creamier texture as well as “earthy” or “umami” flavors that are not present in standard releases.

If you're looking for an even more exclusive experience from Wild Turkey, then you should also check out Master's Keep. Released annually for each of the last five years, this limited edition expression takes things one step further by aging up to 17 years in oak before being bottled without filtering or coloring agents added. The result is an incredibly smooth yet complex spirit with notes of dried fruit and spices on top of classic Wild Turkey character.

Whether you choose standard Rare Breed or its Non Chill-Filtered counterpart or decide to go all out with Master's Keep, you can be sure that your bottle of Wild Turkey will provide you with an unforgettable experience every time you open it! Be sure to pick up your bottle soon – these limited editions won't be around forever!

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Non Chill Filtered 1677155055

Is Wild Turkey Whiskey Non Chill-Filtered?

Yes, Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon is non chill-filtered. This process involves cooling the whiskey to a very low temperature and then filtering it to remove certain oils and other compounds that could affect the flavor and aroma of the whiskey. The chill-filtering process does not remove all of the flavors or aromas from the whiskey, but it does reduce some of them. As a result, Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon has a smoother, less intense flavor and aroma than some other bourbons that are not chill-filtered.

Drinking Wild Turkey Rare Breed

Wild Turkey Rare Breed is best served neat or on the rocks. When drinking it neat, it should be served at room temperature in a snifter glass so that you can appreciate the full flavor profile and aromas. For an extra special experience, place a single large ice cube in the glass, which will slowly melt and impart subtle notes of oak to the bourbon without diluting it too much. The ice cube will also bring out the intense vanilla and exceptional mouthfeel that this expression is known for.

Frequency of Wild Turkey Rare Breed Releases

Wild Turkey Rare Breed is released in batches throughout the year, with the exact timing varying from year to year. Each batch typically consists of barrels hand-selected by Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell and his son, Eddie Russell. The whiskey is a blend of 6, 8, and 12 year old bourbons. While the exact release schedule may vary slightly each year, Wild Turkey usually releases two batches of Rare Breed annually: one in the late winter/early spring (March-April) and one in the late summer/early fall (August-September).

What Are the Benefits of Non-Chill Filtered Bourbon?

Non-chill filtered bourbon is a type of whiskey that has not been subjected to the flocculation process, which is the process of cooling and filtering the to remove sediment or other foreign particles. As a result, non-chill filtered bourbons tend to retain more of their natural esters and flavors, resulting in a richer and creamier texture. Non-chill filtered bourbons may feature earthy or umami flavors, giving them a unique flavor profile compared to other forms of whiskey.


Wild Turkey is an iconic American whiskey brand that has been around since the 1940's. It is known for its bold and flavorful taste, as well as its range of expressions. The Rare Breed Bourbon expression is a unique release that is non-chill-filtered, allowing drinkers to experience Wild Turkey in all its glory. For thoe looking for something even more special, Master's Keep has been released annually for the last five years and offers an incredibly limited and expensive experience. Regardless of which expression you choose, Wild Turkey promises to offer a smooth, rich and full-bodied flavor profile that will satisfy any whiskey lover.

Photo of author

Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.