American Whiskey - Bourbon
Wild Turkey 101 Kentucky Spirit Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
This is a Tier 1 score in the Whiskey category. It means the spirit has won the highest recommendation at least once and probably many times.
Wild Turkey got its name in 1940 when Thomas McCarthy (then executive of Austin Nichols) pulled a bottle of bourbon from his warehouse for an annual wild turkey hunt... the next year, they requested "that wild turkey bourbon!" The quintessential American brand is owned by Italian-based Gruppo Campari in 2009 (acquired from Pernod Ricard).
Wild Turkey Kentuck Spirit 101 bourbon is a single barrel bourbon, meaning that it is taken unblended and uncut straight from the cask ("101" being a reference to its relatively high proof). Jimmy Russell--master distiller--personally selects the barrel.