Wild Turkey is an authentic American bourbon which has its home in Lawrenceburg, the heart of real Kentucky, where every barrel is filled.
The Wild Turkey Master Distillers are Jimmy and Eddie Russell, living legends of the bourbon industry, who have both been inducted into the illustrious Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.
Jimmy and Eddie Russell are the world’s only active father/son distilling partnership with just over of 100 years of distilling experience between them. Born and bred in Lawrenceburg, real Kentucky, Eddie Russell has learnt his trade from the ground up, with knowledge and passion that has been passed down from father to son. He is the third generation Russell to work at the Wild Turkey Distillery.
The famous Wild Turkey brand name first came about back in 1940 when distillery executive Thomas McCarthey took a few warehouse samples on a Wild Turkey hunting trip with a group of friends. The following year, his friends asked him for "some of that Wild Turkey whiskey" and the brand was born.
Wild Turkey house style is characterised by its distinctive bold and spicy flavour thanks to its high rye content and use of the finest new American oak barrel with the heaviest and most expensive char available, the number 4 alligator char, which imparts a rich, smooth flavour and deep amber colour to the whiskey. Wild Turkey is distilled & barreled at a lower ABV than most bourbon and is aged for longer for more character.
Jimmy’s legacy is the iconic Wild Turkey 101 at 50.5% abv, a recipe that has been remained resolutely unchanged since prohibition times. Thanks to its bold and spicy flavour and high rye content, it preserves the full bourbon flavour in the classic Old Fashioned Cocktail.