Austin Nichols Wild Turkey Distillery

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More about Austin Nichols Wild Turkey Distillery

Status Operational
Established: 1869
Owner: Gruppo Campari
Capacity: 11 million proof gallons
Visitor Policy: Visitors by appointment only
Tel: +1 502 839 4544
Website: http://www.wildturkey.com
In 1940, a distillery executive by the name of Thomas McCarthy inadvertently established the brand name Wild Turkey. An avid sportsman, he gathered with friends each year to hunt wild turkey on a South Carolina estate. Naturally, he was asked to bring the whiskey and each year his friends would ask for more of that ‘Wild Turkey Bourbon’. He realized he had a winning brand and so in 1942 Austin Nichols began to market Wild Turkey Bourbon. The story of Wild Turkey begins in 1851 when James and John Ripy arrived in Kentucky from Tyrone, Ireland, and opened a store selling general goods. They settled beneath the limestone cliffs of the Kentucky river and built their first distillery there in 1869. Business boomed until Prohibition in 1919 when the distillery’s output was reduced to very small quantities of Bourbon to be sold for medical use by the wholesale grocer Austin Nichols. After the repeal of Prohibition the distillery was modernised, output increased and Austin Nichols shed its grocery business to concentrate on wines and spirits, especially Bourbon.

Address

1525 Tyrone Road
Lawrenceburg
KY 40342
Kentucky
United States

WILD TURKEY MINT JULEP

Glass: Julep Cup
Garnish: Spearmint sprig & spray aromatic bitters
Method: Build
• 30ml Wild Turkey 81
• 30ml Wild Turkey 101
• 20ml Sugar syrup
• 8 fresh Spearmint leaves
• 3 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters

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WILD TURKEY OLD FASHIONED

Glass: Old-fashioned
Garnish: Orange zest twist or maraschino cherry
Method: Stir
• 40ml Wild Turkey 81
• 20ml Wild Turkey 101
• 3 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
• 5ml Simple Syrup (1/1)

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WILD TURKEY MANHATTAN 101

Glass: Martini or Coupette
Garnish: Maraschino cherry
Method: Stir
• 60ml Wild Turkey Bourbon 101
• 10ml Cinzano dry vermouth
• 15ml Cinzano sweet vermouth
• 3 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters

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WILD TURKEY WHISKEY SOUR 101

Glass: Old-fashioned or sour
Garnish: Freshly ground nutmeg & lemon zest twist
Method: Shake
• 50ml Wild Turkey Bourbon 101
• 30ml Fresh Lime juice
• 20ml Sugar syrup (1/1)
• 3 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
• Egg white

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WILD TURKEY WILD GINGER

Glass: Collins or Highball
Garnish: Lime wedge
Method: Build
• 50ml Wild Turkey Bourbon 81
• Top Up Ginger beer
• 10ml Ginger syrup