Rare Bird 101

Rare Bird 101

informative blog posts about Wild Turkey bourbon and rye whiskey

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Rare Bird

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Rare Bird supporters gain access to:

  • Exclusive Patreon content
  • My private Discord server
  • Rare Bird 101 private selections (level VII)
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Kentucky Spirit supporters gain access to:

  • Exclusive Patreon content

  • My private Discord server

  • Rare Bird 101 private selections (level VI)

Kentucky Spirit supporters also receive (after three months of support):

  • Stickers

  • Tasting notecards

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Rare Breed supporters gain access to:

  • Exclusive Patreon content

  • My private Discord server

  • Rare Bird 101 private selections (level V)

Rare Breed supporters will also receive (after three months of support):

  • Kentucky Spirit tier rewards

  • American Spirit challenge coin

  • Special trinket/promo item

Includes Discord benefits



About Rare Bird 101

Welcome everyone!

My name is David and in 2016 I started a blog dedicated to Wild Turkey bourbon and rye whiskey, RareBird101.com. Since that time I've reviewed hundreds of Wild Turkey whiskey expressions, written numerous informative articles, published two books, launched TweetDrams.com, and showered Instagram with over 1,200 photos of various Wild Turkey bottles dating from the 1950s through present day. It's a fun gig and I'm passionate about what I do - have been since day one. I'm sincerely thankful to everyone that reads, follows, comments, and communicates with me on a regular basis. You keep me writing. You keep me inspired. You keep me creating.

Why Patreon?

Managing two steadily growing blogs has its expenses. First, there's web hosting. I've never allowed unsolicited and non-partner advertisements on my blogs and I never will. You have my promise. In fact, I pay annually to keep them off. As I continue to grow in followers I hope to upgrade my hosting options, invest in search engine optimization, and integrate interactive features to benefit my readers.

Second, I have to keep my content fresh - that requires new bottles to review and photograph. Many of these expressions are limited or vintage, and therefore not easily obtained. Your support allows me to acquire and review a larger variety of releases to help other whiskey fans know what they might expect from specific expressions. Please understand that you're not helping me build a collection. (I don't believe in keeping sealed bottles.) You're helping me build a library of tasting notes, product research, and a genuine fan-based perspective to share with the world. And for the record, I always share my whiskey with friends, family, associates, and patrons via our annual Kentucky meet-ups. After all, sharing is the best thing about this hobby.

Are there rewards for supporting?

Absolutely. Outside of my blogs (which are free to everyone 24/7/365), details of my Patreon rewards are listed on the chart below, as well as the sidebar (scroll down if reading on a mobile). Please note that physical rewards require at least three months of support and are typically shipped within 12-16 weeks from your initial pledge/tier upgrade.

Even at the base level of support you'll have access to my exclusive Patreon-only content. That content includes (but is far from limited to):

  • Early access to new Rare Bird 101 blog posts
  • "First pour" initial impressions and "last pour" closing thoughts
  • Photos not featured on Rare Bird 101 or Instagram
  • Input in determining future reviews, articles, and interviews
  • Merchandise and offers exclusive to my Patreon supporters
  • Patron-only livestreams and Zoom hangouts
  • Bonus reviews exclusive to my Patreon site
  • Access to the Rare Bird 101 private Discord server
  • Access to Rare Bird 101 private selections
  • Rare Bird 101 desktop & mobile wallpaper bundle (photos by Victor Sizemore)
  • Discounts on Rare Bird 101 merchandise at TurkeyTees101.com

So, thank you.

Thank you for reading, following, and supporting my passion ... Rare Bird 101. Without you, this endeavor would never be. Cheers!

Rickhouse A photo by Victor Sizemore.
350 - reached! patrons
With 350 supporters I can continue to increase the quantity and variety of community private selections, take my latest book, Wild Turkey Musings (currently in development), to the next level, and hopefully, (pandemic permitting) host an amazing in-person patron gathering in Kentucky.
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