Wild Turkey American Honey
Crafted by Master Distiller Jimmy Russell three decades ago, this original honey whiskey earned 91 points from Wine Enthusiast.
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Following the end of the American Civil War, the Ripy Brothers returned to their native state of Kentucky and together, opened a distillery on the slopes of a hill in Lawrenceburg. The distillery operated continuously for nearly fifty years until the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the sale of alcohol in the United States, was ratified. Following the end of Prohibition, the Ripy Brothers Distillery was reopened and a distillery executive named Thomas McCarthy took samples of maturing whiskey from the distillery on a turkey hunt with a group of friends. The next year, his friends asked him to bring "some of that wild turkey whiskey"on their next hunt, giving birth to the distillery's new name. Today, Wild Turkey Distillery is stewarded by Master Distiller Jimmy Russell and his son Eddie Russell (together, the pair have over 90 years of experience producing bourbon). "I was born and raised in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky," says Jimmy, "which was a small community when I was growing up, but there were four bourbon distilleries here, and you had families working all the distilleries. You wanted to get in the business. My grandfather and my father, me, and now my son, we've all been in the business." Wild Turkey American Honey Whiskey shares Wild Turkey Real Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey’s high-rye mashbill and patient aging in #4 alligator charred American oak barrels (typically, the degree of charring within a cask is measured on a scale of one to four, with a #1 char referring to casks that have been lightly toasted, and a #4 char referring to casks that have been charred so heavily that the interior resembles an alligator hide). Blended with real, pure honey, Wild Turkey American Honey Whiskey was originally invented by Master Distiller Jimmy Russell three decades ago. Today, it stands the test of time with its pleasant aromas of citrus and vanilla, as well as its thick, honey-coated palate and soft finish filled with butter and caramel. Wild Turkey American Honey earned a score of 91 points from Wine Enthusiast — pick up the original honey whiskey today!
|Proof||71 (35.5% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Austin, Nichols Distilling Company|
|This product is not available in||AA,AE,AK,AL,AP,HI,KY,MA,MN,ND,OH,PA,PR,TX,UT|
Pleasant aromas of citrus and vanilla. Thick, honey-coated palate leads to a soft finish filled with butter and caramel.
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