Rare Bird 101

Wild Turkey Bourbon Whiskey Info, Reviews, and Musings

Other Turkey Sites

WT Other Sites

Official Wild Turkey Websites & Pages

Wild Turkey Distilling Company (Official Website) – for the most recent product information, company news, and upcoming events

Wild Turkey Bourbon – YouTube Channel (Official) – promotional videos, interviews with the Russell’s, and other entertaining company productions

Wild Turkey Press Kit (PDF File, direct link) – 3-page press kit for Wild Turkey products (Campari Publication, abt 2011)

Gruppo Campari – parent company of Wild Turkey Distilling Company


Interviews with the Russell’s or Wild Turkey Distilling Co.

Bourbon Pursuit Podcasts – Wild Turkey:

2017 Wild Turkey AMA (Ask Me Anything) – a reddit.com Q&A with Jimmy, Eddie, and Bruce Russell of Wild Turkey (March 2017)

2013 Wild Turkey AMA (Ask Me Anything) – r/bourbon reddit.com sub-forum interview with Wild Turkey Distilling Co. (August 2013)


General Wild Turkey Informative Websites & Pages

Wild Turkey Timeline – a comprehensive timeline of Wild Turkey releases, including changes in production, bottling, and labeling by Redditor, u/Kumori

Wild Turkey Date Code Guide – an excellent examination of Wild Turkey print/laser bottle codes by Redditor, u/Kumori

How Wild Turkey “Funk” Became a Whiskey Geek Obsession – fantastic article by Aaron Goldfarb, June 19, 2017 (The title says it all!)

Whiskey Photo Library: Wild Turkey (WhiskeyID.com) – comprehensive library of WT bottle and label images going back to the early 1950’s

Whiskey Timeline: Wild Turkey (WhiskeyID.com) – detailed company/distillery information and historical timeline

Mashbill Breakdown: Wild Turkey (Bourbonr.com) – Wild Turkey bourbon and rye whiskey recipe information

Wild Turkey Print Ad History – featuring a wealth of images, this internet article is dedicated to Wild Turkey print advertisements from the late 1950’s up to the 2010’s

Wild Turkey Bourbon (Wikipedia) – general information and basic company history


Industry Insider Blogs

The Chuck Cowdery Blog – Chuck is an accomplished author – a living legend of bourbon history and lore.  A simple query of “Wild Turkey” on his blog’s search function is guaranteed to lead to hours of interesting and enjoyable reading.

The Fred Minnick Blog – Fred is quickly gaining a reputation as a knowledgable and entertaining whiskey author and researcher.  A query of “Wild Turkey” on his blog search function should lead you to some good information.

Michael Veach Blog – Michael is a Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame inductee, author, and arguably the most well-regarded bourbon historian in the United States.


Other Sites of Interest

Bourbon Release Calendar (BreakingBourbon.com) – upcoming American whiskey releases by year and season –  reliable and updated often.  It’s also an excellent whiskey blog with detailed reviews and articles.

r/bourbon (reddit.com) – a reddit subforum dedicated to bourbon and other American whiskeys – an endless resource of reviews, debates, and discussions

GlencairnWhiskyGlass.com – If you’re interested in the etched glasses pictured in some of my posts, then visit this site by Etched Laser Art.  Their products can also be found on the Amazon.com Marketplace.  I’ve been very pleased with my purchases and I’m sure you will as well.

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