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 Blanc

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Diamond

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

  • 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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  • Wild Turkey Rye Whiskey Russels Reserve 6 Year 2011

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    Wine review by harrip


  • there has always been controversy over what causes the headache of red wine.  sulfites, whatever.  they don't really have anything to do with it.  sulfites are everywhere, used to preserve most everything you eat.  i've heard that changing brands of wine can help.  i've also heard of taking antihistamines.  any other suggestions i can pass along... Read More

    Forum post in the topic age old question--"side...


  • OK, so you know it’s late to be just now looking for wines for Thanksgiving. What were you thinking? Well, never fear, finding a great wine for Thanksgiving is simple. You just have to think of the big picture now, since it’s probably too late to track down specific recommendations. So, here’s a basic guide to pairing the classic dishes of Thank... Read More

    From the article Matching Your Wine to Your Thanksgiving Meal


  • I'm thinking white is too weak red is too strong Is there anything worth drinking in the blushes Read More

    Forum post in the topic what's best with turkey


  • There is no such thing as whiskey,  You have Bourbon. WE have whisky. Try Penderryn Single Malt if you want to try a Welsh Whisky Chris from Cardiff. Read More

    Forum post in the topic You can't fill your flask...


  • Trying to decide what bottle of wine to bring for Thanksgiving this year, could use a few suggestions. Pretty much the normal Thanksgiving dishes i.e. Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, the usual. I'm thinking a Zinfandel would be the way to go, open to all comments.Thanks! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for the best all...


  • 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

    Forum post in the topic Wild Soup


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

    Forum post in the topic wild game and fish + wine


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