Wild Turkey Bourbon

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Wild Turkey

About Wild Turkey Bourbon

Founder: The Ripy Family
Year Founded: 1869
Distillery Location: Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

Visitor Center:

The Wild Turkey Distillery
1525 Tyrone Road
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Tel: (502) 839-2182

Master Distiller / Blender: Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller

Wild Turkey Bourbon Essential Facts

  • 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.

How you should drink Wild Turkey Bourbon

Types of Wild Turkey Bourbon Available

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  1. Terry B. says

    Wild Turkey goes back quite awhile.Wonder if those people that drank it way back when knew it still would be one of the best now in the year 2010? Straight out of the bottle Wild Turkey is still a treat.Tried it many times myself.

  2. Wild Turkey American Honey is outstanding! One of the best of the sweet liquors to hit the market. If you haven’t tried it yet, treat yourself to some soon, you’ll be glad you did. :D

    • w thomas kimberly says

      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.

  3. I have been a Wild Turkey drinker since 1976,either straight or with a splash of 7up.

  4. Joe Lyons says

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. Anything available that tastes close to American Spirit?

  7. leroy clem says

    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.

  8. Delores W Freeman says

    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.

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