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...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Pinot Blanc

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

  • Prosecco

    History of the grape: References to a lightly sparkling wine in the Veneto date back to the 1100s, but it was much sw...

  • 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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  • 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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  • I am nearing three quarters of a century on this planet. I live in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains of north Georgia, in a gated community called Big Canoe. We're about seventy miles north of Atlanta. We DO have some fair vineyards in the area- not Napa or Sonoma yet, but improving yearly.I belonged to a wine tasting group here in Big ... Read More

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  • Greece, Spain, Turkey or France? It's hard to predict the world's next “it” wines; one might as well be using a crystal ball to predict the weather. However, this past week an Irish Times columnist gave his predictions about where the world's next favorite wines will come from in 2015. Reporter John Wilson said this year's predicted favorites wi... Read More

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