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Tasting Notes: Russell’s Reserve Rye

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Russell’s Reserve is a fairly recent brand extension for Wild Turkey. The brand was created in the year 2000. The original Wild Turkey 101 had lost its 8 year age statement and... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – W. B. Saffell Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass This is the latest in the Wild Turkey series of reviving old Anderson County, Kentucky labels. I really enjoy this series. The packaging is wonderful with labels that harken back to the... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon

Wild Turkey created this brand to honor Jimmy and Eddie Russell. It originally was a 10yo Bourbon bottled at 101 proof but then Bourbon took off and things started to change. They dropped the proof to 90. They probably did... Continue Reading →

Kentucky’s Great Distilleries – Wild Turkey

The Wild Turkey brand is a relatively new brand. It was created by the Austin-Nichols company in the 1940s. The story goes that one of their executive officers brought a bottle of whiskey with him to a turkey hunt. Everyone... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Wild Turkey Rare Breed

Wild Turkey has always had a low Barrel entry proof and that is one of the reasons that it is such a full bodied and flavorful Bourbon. Rare Breed is the Barrel Proof version of Wild Turkey but I suspect... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit

Kentucky Spirit was Wild Turkey’s first single barrel expression. It was released in the 1990s as a 101 proof single barrel to partner with their standard Wild Turkey 101. There is no age statement on the bottle but it was... Continue Reading →

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