Hi Tim. Thanks for the great review. I have had my eye on this one for a long time now. I was perusing the reviews at Whisky Magazine http://www.whiskymag.com/ saw that Michael Jackson had given this one a very high rating. From the tenor of your review, I think this one will go on the buy list.
Rare Breed is one of my favorite bourbons. I try to always have a bottle on hand. While the standard Wild Turkey 101-proof has just about the perfect bourbon flavor, to me, Rare Breed has the same taste profile but with more intensity.