Spirits & Liqueurs Bourbon

Wild Turkey Bourbon

About Wild Turkey Bourbon

Founder: The Ripy Family
Year Founded: 1869
Distillery Location: Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Master Distiller / Blender: Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller

Wild Turkey Bourbon Essential Facts

  • The bourbon has only been called Wild Turkey since 1940. Thomas McCarthy, an executive at the company, was told by some of his hunting buddies to bring some of that “wild turkey bourbon” on their next turkey hunt.
  • Master Distiller Jimmy Russell has worked at the Wild Turkey Distillery since 1954.

How You Should Drink Wild Turkey Bourbon

  • Straight
  • On the rocks
  • With a bit of water
  • With club soda
  • With ginger ale