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Brands and Distilleries : Wild Turkey

Issue 123 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 123

The World of Aberfeldy, Great Southern Distillery, Knockdhu Distillery, Icons of Whisky America

 

Wild Turkey

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Wild Turkey 10 Years Old, Russell's Reserve
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.50%
8 Slightly austere and cerebral. One to sip while watching a video of an art-house movie.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Wild Turkey 17 Years Old
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.50%
8 I like this very much, for its complexity and originality. As a bourbon? The useful phrase ‘something else' comes to mind.

Wild Turkey 8 Years Old, 101
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00%
8 Yes it is big and wild, but far more sophisticated than the name suggests.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Wild Turkey 8 Years Old, 101
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.50%
8 A huge whiskey. Put together with style and sophistication, but still with all the robustness of a true bourbon. A classic, of course. A Clint Eastwood of whiskeys.

Wild Turkey 80
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 40.00%
8 No fancy tricks here but a big, complex, regular bourbon.

Wild Turkey American Honey
Single Malt - U.S.A. - 35.50%
7 ?A pleasant Cointreau-like liqueur. I would drink it on crushed ice or use it in a canard à l'orange sauce.

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.50%
8 Wild Turkey in a coat and tie.

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.50%
8 My descriptors make it sound like a dessert whisky, but it is also very appetising. Just a tad too sophisticated for me.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 54.20%
9 This is more like a supercharged Wild One. Defiantly robust, but with Devilish charm. I love it.

Wild Turkey Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 50.50%
8 The wildness of 101, tempered with the extra rye, makes for a very distinctive whiskey.

Wild Turkey Sherry Signature
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 43.00%
7 Bourbon and sherry? Is this allowed? I'm not sure it should be. I didn't order this, I ordered 101.

Wild Turkey Single Barrel 101 Proof
Bourbon - U.S.A. - 50.50%
7 Good dram, lacked the greatness you'd hope for with such age.

The gentle man from Kentucky
Stuart Maclean Ramsay catches up with wild Turkey's Jimmy Russell, roving bourbon ambassador, family man and true Kentucky gentleman.

November 2001, Issue 19, page 18

Flying Dutchman
Joe Bates with the latest from travel retail

November 2005, Issue 52, page 55

New Build Bonanza
Charles K. Cowdery delves into the new $50m Wild Turkey Distillery

July 2011, Issue 97, page 14

Class acts
The Masterclasses gave visitors the chance to explore the world of whisky more fully. Brigid James picks some highlights

June 2003, Issue 31, page 22

Natural born swiller
Hunter S. Thompson's Wild Turkey intake is legendary: and ‘wild' is definitely the word

June 2003, Issue 31, page 47

A rare breed (Wild Turkey)
Wild Turkey is an old-fashioned American spirit, full of character, with an ability to seduce all-comers. Stuart Maclean-Ramsay pays his respects.

April 2000, Issue 9, page 38

American idols
Most single malts are named after their distilleries, which in turn are mostly place names. Most blended Scotches are named after the merchants who created them although a few, such as Cutty Sark (a s...

July 2006, Issue 57, page 24

Too little of a good thing?
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the buzz created by the limited editions market.

February 2008, Issue 70, page 48

City of vice and virtue
Jefferson Chase discovers the contradictions of Savannah, Georgia, in John Berendt's modern classic Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

July 2005, Issue 49, page 41

The Bourbon Affair
Fred makes a plea for the Bourbon community to work together

June 2014, Issue 120, page 12

From Akons to Oak Barrels
It might not seem the most obvious of pairings but as Charles K. Cowdery discovers, pig and whiskey is a match made in heaven.

June 2010, Issue 88, page 56

Bourbon in the spotlight
Marcin Miller catches up with some of the key figures in the world of bourbon during the Gala Dinner of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

December 2000, Issue 13, page 24

The Rye Flavour Profile
We look at the opportunities and challenges of distilling with rye

October 2014, Issue 123, page 28

Rising spirits
Bourbon is not only continuing its growth in profitability but is carving out a new premium image for itself. Dominic Roskrow reports

January 2007, Issue 61, page 18

How old is too old?
Charles K. Cowdery looks at the best ages for whisky and bourbon.

April 2008, Issue 71, page 52

Small wonders
What does smal batch whiskey actually mean? The explanation is far from simple Gary Regan and Mardee Haidin Regan discovered.

June 2000, Issue 10, page 66

Drinking Large in the Windy City
Charles K.Cowdery finds craft cocktails in Chicago taking a whiskey spin.

February 2010, Issue 86, page 50

My dark mistress (Ralph Steadman)
The artist and former wild man Ralph Steadman enjoyed a 30 year old love affair with whisky. It was brilliant fun, and so good that it had to stop, he told Jane Slade

October 1999, Issue 6, page 12

Whiskey heaven
It was show time in Kentucky and Damian Riley-Smith found it very much to his taste.

December 1999, Issue 7, page 48

Stock of French whisky event rises
The first Whisky LiveParis was held inteh old Parisian stock market - and it was a success

October 2004, Issue 43, page 15

Home Town Love
Jefferson Chase reviews a novel set in the Big Apple

June 2012, Issue 104, page 70

Full steam ahead in Kentucky
The times they are a-changing in Kentucky as the bourbon producers enjoy a renewed interest in their products. Dominic Roskrow reports

November 2005, Issue 52, page 40

Crossing California
Jefferson Chase reviews the tale of three families on the move

December 2012, Issue 108, page 71

Bigger in Japan
Tokyo was host ot Whisky Live Japan 2001-and Marcin Miller was there to report on the festivities

February 2002, Issue 21, page 14

Expansion demands
Charles K.Cowdery looks at what the US distilling community is doing to meet the growing demand for their products

June 2008, Issue 72, page 46

Roll up for the bbq
Charles Cowdery lights for the fires for a perfect day out.

July 2008, Issue 73, page 56

On the rebound
Rye is on the rise again,William M.Dowd looks at what's hot out there at the moment

July 2007, Issue 65, page 24

The whisky set to self-destruct
Jim Murray fears for the Japanese whisky industry which he believes could implode before whisky lovers sample all that it has to offer.

December 2000, Issue 13, page 8

Join the debate
email the team editorial@whiskymag.com

September 2008, Issue 74, page 86

Tribute to a whiskey dreamer
Jim Murray mourns the loss of Cecil Williams, a man dedicated to whiskey and a much loved friend to the end.

February 2001, Issue 14, page 8

Heading off the trail
Charles K. Cowdery looks at 25 additions to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to help give you a bigger whiskey picture.

January 2010, Issue 85, page 14

USA Whiskey Today
A lowdown on the state of the industry

July 2014, Issue 121, page 61

The Laddie and the Geiko
Michael Jackson on his own whisky trail, re-orients himself

February 2002, Issue 21, page 7

Melbourne finds room for Scotch
Joe Bates travels down under to check out what's on offer.

December 2007, Issue 68, page 38

A stranger back to the future
Time's Arrow is a lifetime journey in reverse. And of course,anything so perverse is food and drink to Jefferson Chase

November 2004, Issue 44, page 47

Down under
Joe Bates checks out the latest developments at Sydney.

April 2010, Issue 87, page 36

50 Monumental Bourbon Moments
To commemorate the 50 years since bourbon made history

July 2014, Issue 121, page 62

The fire next time
Michael Jackson on the campaign trail

June 2005, Issue 48, page 11

No more flavoured whiskey
Fred looks at the ever increasing demand for line extensions

April 2014, Issue 119, page 12

Fighting to find the right blend
Dave Broom considers the implications of the industry's dog-eat-dog corporate strategy upon whisky's future

June 2001, Issue 16, page 8

Whiskies galore
Heaven is wall to wall Scotches, bourbons and malts for the taking. Stuart Maclean Ramsay had a hard time coping.

September 2000, Issue 11, page 45

The heat of the night
Michal Jackson fights the cold with Rod Steiger

October 2002, Issue 26, page 7

Past masters
In the second part of their American whiskey odyssey, Gary Regan and Mardee Haidin Regan uncover the traditional practices that makes each bottling unique.

December 1999, Issue 7, page 38

Iconic Status
The search starts again to find the cream of the crop in the whisky world. In the second round of voting our focus turns to the USA.

December 2011, Issue 100, page 6

Collecting and Selecting
Fred and his search for that rare American whiskey

July 2014, Issue 121, page 12

Three strong launch
Glenfiddich rolls out new whiskies for the travel retail shopper

October 2013, Issue 115, page 78

Kentucky where the good times roll
There's nothing like a heady blend of sunshine, history and great hospitality to create a great drink, as Marcin Miller discovered

October 1999, Issue 6, page 64

Heading Downtown
America's most famous city hosts the greatest whisky show on earth,we find out more

June 2008, Issue 72, page 9

Trial by jury
Every issue of whisky magazine will review whiskies new fot the market tasted by regular contributor Michael Jackson and Jim Murray. Here Michael prepares the way by explaining the criteria he uses wh...

January 1999, Issue 1, page 62

A true boon in Kentucky
The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is one of the year's whiskey highlights. Damian Riley-Smith brought back a suitcase full of fond memories

March 2003, Issue 29, page 24

Chart Position

Latest
222
Best
133
Average
156

Bottle Price

Average
£169
Highest
£317

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Wild Turkey 101
The Whisky Exchange
£27.35
Wild Turkey 101 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£3.71
Wild Turkey 12 Year Old Small Batch
The Whisky Exchange
£99.95
Wild Turkey 13 Year Old Distiller's Reserve
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Wild Turkey 14 Year Old Master Distiller Bot.2006
The Whisky Exchange
£799.00
Wild Turkey 8 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£39.00
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old 101 Proof
The Whisky Exchange
£35.45
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old 1970s
Master of Malt
£180.00
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old 1978
Master of Malt
£180.00
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old Blue Underbelly Turkey Empty Decanter
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old Flying Turkey Decanter
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old Flying Turkey Empty Decanter
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old Flying Turkey Empty Decanter
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old Marroon Head Turkey Empty Decanter
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£150.00
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old Red & Cream Underbelly Empty Decanter
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old Red Striped Tail Turkey Empty Decanter
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£150.00
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old Red Striped Tail Turkey Empty Decanter
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old Spread Tail Turkey Empty Decanter
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old White Tail Turkey Empty Decanter
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Wild Turkey 8 Year Old White Tail Turkey Empty Decanter
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Wild Turkey 81 Proof
Master of Malt
£22.01
Wild Turkey 81 Proof 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£3.33
Wild Turkey 81 Proof Bourbon Bourbon
The Whisky Exchange
£22.15
Wild Turkey Beyond Duplication 12 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£399.00
Wild Turkey Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Wild Turkey Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£150.00
Wild Turkey Forgiven Bourbon And Rye
The Whisky Exchange
£74.95
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
The Whisky Exchange
£69.95
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Master of Malt
£45.49
Wild Turkey Rare Breed Small Batch
The Whisky Exchange
£47.95
Wild Turkey Wedgwood 8 Years Old 1 Lt Decanter 8
Lions Whisky
£345.00
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