Tag Archives: Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit vs. Henry McKenna Bottled in Bond: The Single Barrel Showdown Has Begun!

This was a great pairing with which to begin my Single Barrel Showdown.  Frankly, I don’t think I could have picked two better single barrel bourbons to begin this.  They were similar in some ways, the Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit (WTKS) was 101 proof, the McKenna was 100 proof and Bottled in Bond.  The WTKS […]

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Wild Turkey Russell’s Reserve 10: A Father’s Day Whiskey Like No Other

Some fathers and sons like to throw the ball around the yard or build models together.  Jimmy Russell and his boy Eddie like to distill bourbon.  The pair have been working together at Wild Turkey for 30 years, with Jimmy serving as Master Distiller and Eddie working his way up to Associate Distiller. The two […]

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Blogging…The New Advertising Machine?

Gone are the days of the white guys in suits sitting in a smoky boardroom coming up with catchy slogans and jingles for the next great hair gel, whiskey, cigarette, or cereal.  Today’s advertising is sleek, budget driven, and results oriented.  Produce or there are 10 other ad agencies that will want my meager fees […]

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Bourbon: 5 Things Men (and Women) Should Know

I love Jimmy Russell.  Yes it is a bonified mancrush!  I mean, how can you not love a man that has spent his life making great bourbon for the masses?  Jimmy, for those of you who don’t know, is the Master Distiller at Wild Turkey bourbon distillery, where he has been making great bourbon since […]

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Podcast: Oskar Blues, Rare Breed and More!

Join us for a few laughs as we: Review Oskar Blues’ Dale’s Pale Ale and Old Chub Talk about how Oskar Blues has broken Don’s heart (poor fella) Sample Wild Turkey Rare Breed Discuss which modern car would be best suited for a Smokey and the Bandit remake Share  “fun facts” about each other Answer […]

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Check Out the Wild Turkey Tasting Online Video Archive

Check out the feed from the Wild Turkey bloggers tasting we participated in a few weeks back.  It’s a little rough around the edges, but it’s a nice way to spend some time with legendary Master Distiller Jimmy Russell and his son, Associate Distiller Eddie Russell. It’s also fun to see Jimmy bristle at my […]

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Check Out The Beer and Whiskey Brothers Podcast

Because anyone who’s anyone has a podcast (except for all those anyones who don’t) we’ve decided to get in on the action. Hit the link below to pop over to iTunes and download our first attempt at our podcast, which we’re calling the Invisible TV Show.  We promise it’s good for a few laughs, and […]

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Never Pour Whiskey in the Dark

So the big weekend has come to a close and I’m having a hard time standing upright.  I blame my brother Don, I blame Don Draper and I blame Kentucky. You see, I have a pretty potent whiskey hangover right now, as I fought to enjoy every scrap of time I could find this weekend.  […]

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A Wild Night with Wild Turkey

Don and I had the pleasure of taking part in an online tasting with Wild Turkey last night.  And while we both survived sampling the six beverages they provided, the “after party” nearly killed us (one of us more than the other).  Oh, and Don won the Ice War. But let’s start at the beginning.  […]

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Russell’s Reserve: Wild Turkey Goes Big City!

Wild Turkey Bourbon for many has always had the reputation of being a Whiskey for the rough and tumble kinda backwater people.  High proof and publicity can do that.  I recall a line from one of my favorite movies, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, where cousin Eddie is talking about his family and how he has […]

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Turkey with All the Trimmings, Whiskey #4 Wild Turkey Rare Breed

Thanksgiving when I was a little boy was always an adventure.  We were on the way to my Grandma’s house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Thanksgiving dinner and I remember the drive from Chicago sometimes felt like an eternity.  See my mother really didn’t get along with her in laws, but was always very pleasant once […]

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Whiskey # 3 Wild Turkey

I’ve only ever drank Wild Turkey 101 proof bourbon from the Austing Nichols distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.  Upon doing my research for this post however I fould out that they actually have an 86 proof and an 80 proof version of the bourbon.  Perhaps in a later post I can look into these less endowed […]

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