30 Days of Wild Turkey: Behind the Scenes with Kentucky Spirit

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For the second consecutive year, over the month of November, Flight Club will be bringing you “30 Turkeys in 30 days.”  Each day, we will post a review of a different Wild Turkey product.  Throughout that journey, we will provide you with background information on the company, the products, and the people behind the products, all of which we hope create a better understanding of what Wild Turkey brings to the world of bourbon and rye whiskey.  A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.

In Chapters 2 and 9, we featured Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit, which was launched around 1995 and is Wild Turkey’s first single barrel offering.  It is believed to be the second single barrel offering in the bourbon industry, after Blanton’s, which launched the single-barrel revolution in 1984.

After reviewing four different single barrels last year, this year we focus on four more store picks and end with a first year release “Pewter Top.”

Take a look behind the scenes as Scott Hill and Jaime Baalmann reviewed these selections.  And be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 43 (Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit – Pewter Top (1995))

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Chapter 9, Part 5:

For the second consecutive year, over the month of November, Flight Club will be bringing you “30 Turkeys in 30 days.”  Each day, we will post a review of a different Wild Turkey product.  Throughout that journey, we will provide you with background information on the company, the products, and the people behind the products, all of which we hope create a better understanding of what Wild Turkey brings to the world of bourbon and rye whiskey.  A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.

We finish this second look at Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit with a first year release single barrel.  Those bottles were capped with pewter covered necks and toppers, and are now affectionately called “Pewter Tops.”

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit was launched in 1994 or 1995 (interestingly, Wild Turkey themselves says 1995, but we have seen bottles dated as early as 1994), and is Wild Turkey’s first single barrel offering.  It is believed to be the second single barrel offering in the bourbon industry, after Blanton’s, which launched the single-barrel revolution in 1984.

At the time these were created, barrel entry proof at Wild Turkey was 107 proof.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 42 (Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit – Wine and Cheese Place Pick)

Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit

Chapter 9, Part 4:

For the second consecutive year, over the month of November, Flight Club will be bringing you “30 Turkeys in 30 days.”  Each day, we will post a review of a different Wild Turkey product.  Throughout that journey, we will provide you with background information on the company, the products, and the people behind the products, all of which we hope create a better understanding of what Wild Turkey brings to the world of bourbon and rye whiskey.  A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.

We continue this second look at Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit with another store pick, this time from Wine and Cheese Place in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 41 (Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit Oklahoma Bourbon Lovers Pick)

Chapter 9, Part 3:

For the second consecutive year, over the month of November, Flight Club will be bringing you “30 Turkeys in 30 days.”  Each day, we will post a review of a different Wild Turkey product.  Throughout that journey, we will provide you with background information on the company, the products, and the people behind the products, all of which we hope create a better understanding of what Wild Turkey brings to the world of bourbon and rye whiskey.  A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.

We continue this second look at Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit with another store pick, this time labeled “Oklahoma Bourbon Lovers.”

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 40 (Kentucky Spirit Midtown Wine & Spirits Pick)

Chapter 9, Part 2:

For the second consecutive year, over the month of November, Flight Club will be bringing you “30 Turkeys in 30 days.”  Each day, we will post a review of a different Wild Turkey product.  Throughout that journey, we will provide you with background information on the company, the products, and the people behind the products, all of which we hope create a better understanding of what Wild Turkey brings to the world of bourbon and rye whiskey.  A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.

We continue this second look at Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit with another store pick, this time from Midtown Wine & Spirits in Chicago.  What makes these picks unique?  Well, certainly the barrel selectors’ palates matter, but these are all picked from various age stock in various warehouses and various warehouse ricks and floors.  Wild Turkey is known for different profiles, and certainly these variables aid in those differences.

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Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.