Wild Turkey Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey 1981

External Review by NapaCabs.com:

Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a legendary American icon, expertly crafted by our Master Distiller Jimmy Russell and his son, Eddie. This bourbon is made with Kentucky limestone-purified water and the best ingredients available.

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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

External Reviews for Wild Turkey Proof Straight Bourbon Whiskey

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/18/2013

Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a legendary American icon, expertly crafted by our Master Distiller Jimmy Russell and his son, Eddie. This bourbon is made with Kentucky limestone-purified water and the best ingredients available.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
08/27/2011

Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a legendary American icon, expertly crafted by our Master Distiller Jimmy Russell and his son, Eddie. This bourbon is made with Kentucky limestone-purified water and the best ingredients available. Wild Turkey is aged to perfection in heavily-charred white oak barrels. It's bottled when it reaches its full complex flavor of caramel and vanilla. This is how bourbon is meant to be - passionately genuine with uncompromised excellence.




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