In 1940 a very special bottle of barrel-aged bourbon was brought on a wild turkey hunt. The name stuck and still signifies exceptional, aged bourbon today. Master Distiller Eddie Russell honours this tradition by ageing our bourbon longer – from five up to eight years – in number four ‘alligator char’ American oak barrels.
Originally crafted by Kentucky Bourbon Hall-of-Famer Eddie Russell as “Wild Turkey 81”, Wild Turkey Bourbon is aged in American White Oak barrels with the deepest, No. 4 “alligator” char. With notes of sweet vanilla, pear, and hints of spice, this bourbon finishes with a flavor that is full and rich, whether enjoyed straight or with a mixer.
All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. Bourbon tastes stronger and sweeter than other whiskeys. That’s because it’s distilled from a key ingredient: corn. Bourbon is America’s native spirit, and 95% of it comes from Kentucky.
ABV 43.4% (86.8 Proof)
Wild Turkey Distillery
Wild Turkey Hill
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky USA