Wild Turkey (bourbon)

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Wild Turkey is an American brand of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. Wild Turkey is bottled and distilled by Campari Group's Austin Nichols division.

History[change | change source]

The first distillery was created in Tyrone, Kentucky by the Ripy brothers in 1869. In 1905, the Ripy Brothers Distillery was opened by the sons of T.B. Ripy. They started distilling again after Prohibition ended. In 1940, the 'Wild Turkey' brand name was created when Thomas MCarthey, a distillery executive, took a some of the bourbon on his Wild Turkey hunting trip.[1]

On April 8, 2009, the brand and distillery were acquired by the Campari Group.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Founded in 1869…". The Wild Turkey Distillery. Archived from the original on 2014-11-27. Retrieved 2014-11-26.
  2. "Campari Acquires Wild Turkey, World's Number 1 Premium Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey". Campari Corporate. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-21.

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