The bourbon has only been called Wild Turkey since 1940. Thomas McCarthy, an executive at the company, was told by some of his hunting buddies to bring some of that “wild turkey bourbon” on their next turkey hunt.
Master Distiller Jimmy Russell has worked at the Wild Turkey Distillery since 1954.
Hate to disappoint you, but we doubt these have much value. Liquor companies give out items like this by the thousands, and in all likelihood they're not very old.
Delores W Freemanposted 2 years ago
I have Wild Turkey Earbobs from Liquor Distributor. Parents owned liquor store - these earbobs were adv/gift - don't know the year. Curious about value today. One pair has never been worn. Would appreciate any info.
i have been drinking wild turkey now for most of my adult life (i am 68years old) and i will not drink any thing else. i have drank 81 proof, 101 proof and my favorite, rare breed, 108.6 proof. i did not know there were 11 different types of turkey. if they are as good as the other three, i am sure i will be happy with them as well.
Try the brand's Russell's Reserve. It's a longer-aged version of Wild Turkey that's hand-selected by distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell.
bobvposted 2 years ago
Anything available that tastes close to American Spirit?
Scott Rposted 2 years ago
After many years of trying different beer and mixed drinks, I have found the perfect drink for my taste - Wild Turkey 101 8yr mixed with diet coke (sweetened w/splenda). Perfect.
Joe Lyonsposted 3 years ago
My Great/ Great/Great uncle invented Wild turkey. His sister was eliza Jane Ripy who married in Ireland my Greatr/great/ great Grand pa Thomas e. Lyons. Thomas e Lyons and my grandfather (Thomas grandson invented Delaware punch in san antonio , Texas . The product sold 15 million bottles in 1923 only second to coke. Joe Lyons.
w thomas kimberlyposted 3 years ago
I so agree,,,best sipping liquor out there,,,one of our first bottles enjoyed snowed in after a five foot snow,,,sat the next day in 50 degree high sun blue sky day watching the snow melt with some honey.