Wild Turkey Single Barrel NV

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Kentucky Spirit is a 101 single-barrel bourbon; every drop of its unadulterated taste and smoothness is drawn only from a single barrel. Each barrel is hand-selected at the peak of maturity before the bourbon is poured out and bottled. A stickler for quality Jimmy Russell personally selects each of the barrels used in Kentucky Spirit. His challenge is to find single barrels that capture the essence of Wild Turkey while at the same time having a similarity that gives each taste of Kentucky Spirit consistency from bottle to bottle. Jimmy Russell hand-selects Kentucky Spirit to be fuller bodied with rich vanilla flavors and a hint of sweetness. Kentucky Spirit has a complex layering of almonds honey blackberries and leather. The finish is almost aristocratic -- long dark lingering and crying out for a fine cigar. Available in limited quantities each and every bottle is handsomely packaged with a hand-signed label bearing the barrel number date and warehouse number. Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit is the

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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 Single Barrel

External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

strength 50.5 no further case discount


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Kentucky Spirit is a 101 single-barrel bourbon; every drop of its unadulterated taste and smoothness is drawn only from a single barrel. Each barrel is hand-selected at the peak of maturity before the bourbon is poured out and bottled. A stickler for quality Jimmy Russell personally selects each of the barrels used in Kentucky Spirit. His challenge is to find single barrels that capture the essence of Wild Turkey while at the same time having a similarity that gives each taste of Kentucky Spirit consistency from bottle to bottle. Jimmy Russell hand-selects Kentucky Spirit to be fuller bodied with rich vanilla flavors and a hint of sweetness. Kentucky Spirit has a complex layering of almonds honey blackberries and leather. The finish is almost aristocratic -- long dark lingering and crying out for a fine cigar. Available in limited quantities each and every bottle is handsomely packaged with a hand-signed label bearing the barrel number date and warehouse number. Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit is the



Kentucky Spirit is a 101 single-barrel bourbon; every drop of its unadulterated taste and smoothness is drawn only from a single barrel. Each barrel is hand-selected at the peak of maturity before the bourbon is poured out and bottled. A stickler for quality Jimmy Russell personally selects each of the barrels used in Kentucky Spirit. His challenge is to find single barrels that capture the essence of Wild Turkey while at the same time having a similarity that gives each taste of Kentucky Spirit consistency from bottle to bottle. Jimmy Russell hand-selects Kentucky Spirit to be fuller bodied with rich vanilla flavors and a hint of sweetness. Kentucky Spirit has a complex layering of almonds honey blackberries and leather. The finish is almost aristocratic -- long dark lingering and crying out for a fine cigar. Available in limited quantities each and every bottle is handsomely packaged with a hand-signed label bearing the barrel number date and warehouse number. Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit is the

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