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Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve 10 Year Small Batch NV

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At the Wild Turkey Distillery bourbon is a family tradition. Our Master Distiller Jimmy Russell follows his father and grandfather before him. His son Eddie is a veritable newcomer with just 20 years under his belt. Passing down the secrets of the distilling tradition from generation to generation is one of the things that has kept Wild Turkey true to the strictest standards in an era when so many others are willing to cut corners. Jimmy Russell has always held the line on tradition. Youll still see him now joined by Eddie early in the morning inspecting shipments of grains as they come in checking the stills or wandering through the warehouses to make sure the barrels are getting the proper circulation. Jimmy and Eddie recently realized they had more in common than just their family connection. Both Eddie and I believe the Russell's Reserve is at a wonderful stage of maturity for a bourbon comments Jimmy. In fact it was Eddie who suggested to Jimmy that they offer a special bottling for consumers t

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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 Russell's Reserve 10 Year Small Batch

External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

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External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

At the Wild Turkey Distillery bourbon is a family tradition. Our Master Distiller Jimmy Russell follows his father and grandfather before him. His son Eddie is a veritable newcomer with just 20 years under his belt. Passing down the secrets of the distilling tradition from generation to generation is one of the things that has kept Wild Turkey true to the strictest standards in an era when so many others are willing to cut corners. Jimmy Russell has always held the line on tradition. Youll still see him now joined by Eddie early in the morning inspecting shipments of grains as they come in checking the stills or wandering through the warehouses to make sure the barrels are getting the proper circulation. Jimmy and Eddie recently realized they had more in common than just their family connection. Both Eddie and I believe the Russell's Reserve is at a wonderful stage of maturity for a bourbon comments Jimmy. In fact it was Eddie who suggested to Jimmy that they offer a special bottling for consumers t



At the Wild Turkey Distillery bourbon is a family tradition. Our Master Distiller Jimmy Russell follows his father and grandfather before him. His son Eddie is a veritable newcomer with just 20 years under his belt. Passing down the secrets of the distilling tradition from generation to generation is one of the things that has kept Wild Turkey true to the strictest standards in an era when so many others are willing to cut corners. Jimmy Russell has always held the line on tradition. Youll still see him now joined by Eddie early in the morning inspecting shipments of grains as they come in checking the stills or wandering through the warehouses to make sure the barrels are getting the proper circulation. Jimmy and Eddie recently realized they had more in common than just their family connection. Both Eddie and I believe the Russell's Reserve is at a wonderful stage of maturity for a bourbon comments Jimmy. In fact it was Eddie who suggested to Jimmy that they offer a special bottling for consumers t

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