Chapter 3, Part 1.
Over the month of November 2017, 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. A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.
In Chapter 1, we brought you the history of the Wild Turkey distillery, which included an overview of Thomas B. Ripy’s (and resulting family corporation’s) involvement with the distillery.
In this Chapter 3, we link that history to Wild Turkey’s first non-Turkey branded products in modern years – the Whiskey Barons Collection and the “reproductions” of Old Ripy and Bond & Lillard bourbons. This link, however, may be as much play-on-names as it is lineage to historic products.
Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.