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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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...

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  • We tend to spend an awful lot of our time running around looking for things. We look for the greatest wines, within our budgets of course, and we look for the perfect wine for ribs, greek salad, or whatever it is we like to eat, and we seek out the greatest value wines on a regular basis. That last search can a get a little silly. Often we’re lo... Read More

    From the article A Case for Montepulciano


  • Food pretty successful, plating/photography ok, wine not so much.Wild mushroom crostini Roasted butternut squash soup with pear chorizo compotehad a amontillado sherry with these because i used it in the recipes.  i say a because i didn't know what to look for and needed it for cooking.  we were not fans, but will try again.Red oak salad with ci... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Thanksgiving thread


  • Every year around this time we all begin to trot out our picks for the holidays, beginning of course with Thanksgiving. Riesling is a perennial favorite of wine recommenders everywhere, thinking that A) all Riesling is sweet and B) all thanksgivings meals are leaden and dull and topped with flaming marshmallows and burnt candy.Now, before you ge... Read More

    From the article Alsace Riesling


  • So, do you have your wine planned out yet for the Thanksgiving meal? I'm going a bit off course this year as I am smoking my turkey so I'm probably going to go heavy on Syrah rather than Pinot Noir. But that could change based on input from the guests.First off I'll likely pop a 2010 Copain Baker Ranch Syrah as it shows quite Pinot-like and I ha... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Thanksgiving thread


  • I’m sure you’re hearing all sorts of wine pairing recommendations for the upcoming Thanksgiving day feast. It’s a sweet meal so pair it with sweet wines. Or, turkey is bland so pair it with bland wines, well maybe not so much, but you get the point. we’re all reaching for the touch stone that can serve as the bridge between menu and wine.Alas th... Read More

    From the article Stuffing: Mild to Wild


  • Never had Wild Turkey. You find it more tartey, "wild" than Tanguray? I like the stronger, bold flavor of Tanguaray. It's a good contrast to Toic. I am not big on Bombay, for example, I think it's too mild for gin, though the other end, the Hendrick's ,is too bold for me.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bringing up the "big guns"


  • I was thinking more like the Wild Turkey 101, but some folks like to ease into things... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bringing up the "big guns"


  • Tanguaray No. 10 & tonic. TGIF. :) Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bringing up the "big guns"


  • Hosmer Pinot Noir Cayuga Lake 2009

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    This is a nice representation of PN form Cayuga Lake... a beautiful wine with wild turkey or wild duck. Read More

    Wine review by CageyT


  • With the holidays fast approaching, this is the time of the year when most of us begin to look for wines that are a cut above our average, wines that deliver something special yet hopefully do not break the bank while doing so. There are many possible routes to take, but Rioja Reserva offers a unique opportunity to bring that something special t... Read More

    From the article Rioja Reserva


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