Wild Turkey

1535 Tyrone Road
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
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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 Read more »

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  • Diamond

    History of the grape: The varietal dates back to the 1880s when horticulturalist Jacob Moore (hence the synonym “Moor...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • According to a YouGov poll, forty-one percent of Americans enjoy wine with Thanksgiving dinner. It's no wonder we spend so much time planning our drink menus. Turkey Day wines have been discussed on Snooth at length over the past ten years. Tastes have evolved to include more than just the mainstays. Traditions have been shattered, and most meal... Read More

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  • The CFO and I and four others are back in CA doing a weeks worth of tasting.  Today is the Sonoma Barrel tasting to be followed by a couple more days in Sonoma and two days in Napa. Reports to follow. Read More

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  • DMC- the Win 12 is an outstanding shotgun! Never heard of slugs for turkey. ... to venison. The meat on a wild turkey is a lot darker- even the breast- than on a domestic. It also takes much more care in cooking to not be tough. Most of the breast meat I marinate for 2 days and turn into jerky- incredibly tasty- while the rest goes into a slow... Read More

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  • I've enjoyed drinking plenty of rieslings with venison. Depending on how it's fixed can imagine a number of other whites, too. Have sauced it with marsala, sherry and madeira (as in the pheasant recipe above), if you want to consider the last two whites.  Also have used any number of southern French whites when making a daube with a particularly... Read More

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  • BLM - Is that jerky marinated in Wild Turkey or the generic game bird style? Read More

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  • I went with Cabernet Sauvignon TWO-BUCK CHUCK which BTW goes for about $3 on ... Further paired with smoked wild turkey jerke Read More

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  • You guys know that I'm always one to push the limits.  In fact, I like to grab life by the pu##y.....er....let me rephrase that....I like to enjoy pairing wine with politics and things of this nature.  Anyone who knows me might not realize I am better with wine/event pairings than with wine/food pairings.  So, with that being said, I need to pai... Read More

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  • Well, the welcome mat is usually out. We're about five degrees cooler than ... flora. Plenty of deer and wild turkey- no hunting, unfortunately- and even some black bear.Gary Galleron is now the winemaker at Fiftyrows (sic), and I'm looking forward to receiving the trial bottles I ordered. I hope he hasn't lost his touc Read More

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