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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  • Prosecco

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Rosemount Estate Red Rhone Blend Hunter Valley Grenache-Shiraz 2009


    wow, this is perfect with my wild turkey in a crockpot creation! Read More

    Wine review by mtnjim

  • This year, Orthodox and other Christians celebrate Easter Sunday on the same day, April 24. A leg of lamb or a dish with lamb loin chops is a great option for enjoying a flavorful Easter this year. Lamb pairs beautifully with wine, which brings out lamb’s mild, meaty flavor.   Which wine you will get for your Easter dish?Happy Easter!Cheers:)  Read More

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  • Its mushroom time.  We ate these with carmelized onions over grilled steaks two hours after we found them.  I'd like to read about how some of you prepare mushrooms, serve them, and pair them with wine.  Read More

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  • Revelstoke Spiced Whisky Premier


    I just tried RevelStoke. I had been drinking Wild Turkey Honey. This is a smack down pleasant diversion. Not as sweet, it's 90 proof and smooth as silk. I drink it in a snifter @ room temperature. I am hooked. This stuff is great, thanks Froogy's. Read More

    Wine review by Gunney

  • Anne Amie Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2007


    Not typically a fan of Oregon Pinots but I picked this one up last Thanksgiving and just got around to putting my notes into snooth. Wonderful pairing with turkey. Delicately light bodies with a soft mouthfeel. Juicy, powerful taste with wild berries and cranberry with a noticeable finish that lingers. Read More

    Wine review by tabednar

  • Old World Winery Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Sterling Family Vineyard 2006


    Earthy and autumnal on the nose with scents of eggshell minerality, old cola, ... really good roast chicken or wild turkey. The finish gains length with air and grows slightly sweeter, which is to say barely sweet with a fine finale of layered medicinal herbs. There's something vaguely Italianate here, the rusticity perhaps, but this is as dis... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Syrah is the most food friendly wine, why don't Americans embrace it? Read More

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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

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  • 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

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