Wild Turkey American Spirit NV

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Wild Turkey's flagship bourbon, this limited edition 15-year-old whiskey commemorates bourbon's position as the all-American spirit. Just 24,000 bottles of this 100 proof bourbon were released in September 2007 after the US Senate passed a resolution declaring it National Bourbon Heritage Month.

Region: USA » Kentucky

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Wild Turkey:
Originally established in 1855 as the Old Moore Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Wild Turkey is one of Kentucky's most famous whiskeys. It was purchased by the Ripy brothers in 1905. In 1940, executive Thomas McCarthy selected some 101 proof straight bourbon for a turkey hunt. The next year his friends asked him for "some of that wild turkey whiskey", and a brand was born. Austin Nichols purchased... Read more
Originally established in 1855 as the Old Moore Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Wild Turkey is one of Kentucky's most famous whiskeys. It was purchased by the Ripy brothers in 1905. In 1940, executive Thomas McCarthy selected some 101 proof straight bourbon for a turkey hunt. The next year his friends asked him for "some of that wild turkey whiskey", and a brand was born. Austin Nichols purchased the company in 1970 and was purchased by the French drinks conglomerate Pernod Ricard in 1980. Although Wild Turkey's recipe remains a closely guarded secret, the company has revealed that it uses a higher proportion of malted barley and rye in its bourbons lending them more complexity and spicy pepper notes. It is distilled to 115 proof and aged in heavily charred barrels. Wild Turkey's line currently includes: -an 80 proof bourbon -an 86.8 proof bourbon -a 101 proof bourbon -8-year-old bourbon (101 proof) -12-year-old bourbon (101 proof) -Kentucky Spirit, a single-barrel bourbon (101 proof) -Rare Breed, a barrel-proof bourbon (108.4 proof) -a 101 proof rye whiskey -American Spirit, a 15 year old bourbon (100 proof) -American Honey, a bourbon-based honey liqueur (71 proof) Read less

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Snooth User: jahi
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5.00 5
04/04/2010

loved it...smooth and very addictive


External Reviews for Wild Turkey American Spirit

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/09/2008

Golden in color, this 15 year gem is incredibly smooth with notes of toffee, corn and molasses. Very Limited.



Wild Turkey's flagship bourbon, this limited edition 15-year-old whiskey commemorates bourbon's position as the all-American spirit. Just 24,000 bottles of this 100 proof bourbon were released in September 2007 after the US Senate passed a resolution declaring it National Bourbon Heritage Month.

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