Rare Bird 101

Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey Info, Reviews, and Musings

Five Ways to Support This Blog

Rare Bird 101 Support

As an independent writer, the support of others is vital. Thankfully, I’m part of an extraordinary community that sees value in the sharing of opinions. I’m especially lucky to have visitors like you – reading, commenting, and providing essential feedback.

If you enjoy my writing and Turkey fanaticism, please consider the following ways to support my work. Every effort counts and I sincerely thank you for your time.

1. Subscribe

When you subscribe to this blog you’ll receive an email notification each time I publish a new post; more importantly, you’ll put a huge smile on my face.

2. Follow Me on Social Media

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3. Check out My Book

American Spirit Book

In 2020, American Spirit: Wild Turkey Bourbon from Ripy to Russell was published. Part history, part appreciation, American Spirit tells the true, spin-free story of Wild Turkey bourbon. From its origins as a grocery wholesaler’s house label, to a worldwide whiskey success, each page sheds light on a brand that’s frequently (and stereotypically) under-appreciated. Bonus points: After you read it, write a review for Amazon, Apple, or Goodreads. Honest reviews help authors more than readers often realize.

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I’m not certain I could maintain this blog without the support of my generous patrons. At least, it wouldn’t be ad free. (And who wants ads? Yuck.) But my Patreon community is so much more than that. There’s exclusive reviews, polls, videos, livestreams, etc. And that’s only the beginning! Depending on one’s pledge tier, there’s rewards like custom cards, glasses, tasting journals, flight boards, etc. Suffice it to say you won’t be disappointed. Hell, give it a try at the base level and if you don’t enjoy your experience I’ll refund your first month no questions asked. That’s a promise.


Thanks again to everyone in this wonderful whiskey community. Your genuine interest, help, and daily involvement means everything to me. I truly appreciate it.  dj