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Wild Turkey 101 Proof Kentucky Straight Rye 1998 / Christmas Rye

Lot: 5020777

Wild Turkey 101 Proof Kentucky Straight Rye 1998 / Christmas Rye

Winning Bid: £925
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 6 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Wild Turkey
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Kentucky, USA
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
101 us proof / 50.5%
Bottle Size: 
75cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Wild Turkey 101 Proof Kentucky Straight Rye 1998 / Christmas Rye

Affectionately known as the "Christmas" rye on account of its label colours, this version of the 101 proof rye was introduced in 1980, however Austin Nichols introduced the product all the way back in 1950. 

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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