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Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof

Lot: 333872

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof

Winning Bid: £50

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Wild Turkey
Age: 
see lot description
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Kentucky, USA
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
New White American Oak
Bottled Strength: 
58.4% / 116.8 US Proof
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Proof

A special barrel proof release from Wild Turkey distillery in Lawrenceburg, KY. Blended from barrels of 6 to 12 year old bourbon.

The Wild Turkey distillery, then known as Boulevard, was built in 1935 by the Ripy Brothers in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. The Wild Turkey brand name originated around 1941 when some, shared on a hunting trip, was referred to as "some of that wild turkey whiskey." It is distilled at bottled by the Austin Nicholls company and for many years they had sourced the whiskey from the Ripy's, but eventually bought the distillery from them in 1972, renaming it in the process. Of almost equal importance, the purchase of the distillery included the contract of legendary master distillery, Jimmy Russell, who started working there in 1954. His name is synonymous with the brand, and his son succeeded him 2015. In 2011 a new Wild Turkey distillery was built on the same site, replacing the original Ripy plant after 76 years.

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