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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  • Cline Cellars Viognier North Coast 2009

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    Stone fruit flavors, such as apricots and peaches. Pairs with turkey or chicken (e.g., drier white meats) with herbs along with a side of wild rice. Because it is full-bodied and flavorful, this wine is also an excellent match for Mediterranean stews and food with heat (e.g., Thai curry or spicy Mexican dishes). Read More

    Wine review by David Kohl


  • Wild Turkey American Spirit NV

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    loved it...smooth and very addictive Read More

    Wine review by jahi


  • If you couldn't tell from my recent posts, cabin fever is setting in.  ... ... the time to hunt wild turkeys and the time to gather wild morel mushrooms.  The breast of a wild turkey is substantial and can be prepared quite a few different ways, but the legs of a wild turkey get quite a bit of exercise and so they are chewy and fibrous, but d... Read More

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  • Who has a great recipe for something they've caught or shot, and a wine rec to go with it? Read More

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  • Wild Turkey Rye Whiskey NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by Phantos


  • Hello! Stumbled upon this site the other day and dove right in. Really enjoying reading tasting reviews out there and seeing what other people have to say about some of my favorite wines.Heres one for you - what are you serving for Thanksgiving? Read More

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  • I need a recommendation that will make a Pinot Noir based dinner party memorable.The Wines for the main course to be shared amongst 6 people will be:2000 Felton Road Block 3 (NZ)2005 Maysara Delara (Oregon)A roast duck perhaps? Read More

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  • From another thread:GregT: " Oh it makes my ears bleed. I need to go and drink a bottle of Sang de Cailloux"Dmcker: "So what's the 'terroir' for the blood of stones? Great naming for a domaine. Too bad you can't really get away with that type of name in English. Guess we have to suffice with 'Big House' or 'Suckfizzle' or '10 Minutes by Tractor'... Read More

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  • Taste 5 wines from exceptional growing areas paired with a delicious culinary selection.07 Lafond SRH, Santa Rita Hills, CA06 Richard Grant Wrotham Clone, Napa Valleypairing: Smoked Turkey w Berry Compote on Brioche Toast07 Wild Earth, Central Otago, New Zealandpairing: Spice Crusted Lamb Loin w Goat Cheese Mousse05 Bouchard Pere et Fils, Burgu... Read More

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  • Pernod Ricard has announced it is selling Wild Turkey and related businesses to Gruppo Campari for 575million US, what Icon is next? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wild Turkey goes Italian?


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