Monday, August 09, 2010
Day 221 Drink: Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
Austin Nichols Wild Turkey traces its roots back to 1905 when the Ripy Brothers started a distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. The brand name originated in the 1940s when a distillery executive took some whiskey on a turkey hunt. His friends later asked him for some of the "Wild Turkey" whiskey and the name stuck.
Wild Turkey Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is a 101 proof spirit that pours a tarnished penny color and offers a slightly sweet and floral aroma. This whiskey is loaded with wood and spicy rye notes. Bold and aggressive, if you enjoy rye whiskeys you will find this one to be packed with familiar and friendly flavors.