Wild Turkey is a brand of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey distilled and bottled by the Austin, Nichols division of Campari Group. Its nicknames include "The Dirty Bird," "Gobble Gobble," "Thunder Chicken," "Boat Gas" and "The Kickin’ Chicken", the last being a reference to the 101 proof of its most common bottling, as compared to the 80 proof of standard bourbons. The distillery is located near Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. It offers tours, and is part of the American Whiskey Trail and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
The Ripy brothers built the distillery at Lawrenceburg in 1905 and resumed distilling after Prohibition. The Ripys were bought out by the Austin, Nichols Distilling Co. in 1971, who in turn were bought by Pernod Ricard in 1980.
On April 8, 2009, Campari Group announced the acquisition of the brand and of the distillery from Pernod Ricard.
Distillery executive Thomas McCarthy took some warehouse samples on a wild turkey hunting trip in 1940. The next year his friends asked him for "some of that wild turkey whiskey", and a brand was born. The 80 proof version was introduced in 1974.
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|Brand||WILD TURKEY AMERICAN HONEY|
|Region Produced in||Lawrenceburg|
|Awards||IHot Brand Award (Impact 2012 & 2013)|
Hot Prospect Brand three years in a row (Impact, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Best in Class Distinction at World Whiskies Awards (2010)
Icons of Whisky Award (2009)
|Product Dimensions||30 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm|
|Storage Instructions||Cool and dry conditions|
|Manufacturer/Producer||Austin, Nichols Distilling Company|
|Country Produced in||USA|
|70 CL Proportion EUR||13.95|