8 Things to Know

HERITAGE: Our master distillers have over 100 combined years of whiskey making experience.

AGED LONGER: We age our spirits longer than many of our competitors.

FLAVOR: Because we distill and fill at a low proof, we use less water when diluting the mature spirit at the bottling stage —an important factor of how Wild Turkey retains more flavor.

FATHER-SON DUO: Jimmy and Eddie Russell are legends in the industry and are the only Father and Son team currently working together as master distillers.

UNIQUE CHARRED BARREL: Aged exclusively in No. 4 “alligator” char barrels to give our bourbon extra depth of flavor and that deep auburn color.

NON-GMO: We use all non-GMO grains (corn, rye, and barley malt) in our mash bill.

FLAVOR CONTINUITY: We use two mash bills, one for our rye and one for our bourbon. The variance in flavor comes from aging and blending.

UNCOMPROMISED FLAVOR: Despite the economic pressure bourbon faced when it was not popular, the Russells have never edited or compromised the process or recipe. 



Wild Turkey 101

Wild Turkey 101 offers a lesson in traditional American values, most notably the refusal to compromise on standards of excellence.

With a high rye content, this iconic bourbon is perfectly aged a minimum of six years in American White Oak barrels with the deepest No. 4 alligator char for more character. Perfect in an Old Fashioned.


2020 New York International Spirits Competition
90 Points – Bronze Medal

2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver Medal – Outstanding

PROOF: 101 (50.5% ABV)
AGED: A marriage of 6- to 8-year-old bourbons 
ENJOY: Neat, on the rocks, or in a classic cocktail
COLOR: Deep, rich amber
AROMA: Scents of brown sugar and toasted spice
PALATE: Toffee, vanilla, cinnamon, and hints of oak, spice, and char
FINISH: Bold, signature Wild Turkey spice and orange peel

Wild Turkey 101 Rye

Our legendary 101-proof straight rye whiskey is distilled and aged a minimum of four years entirely at our Lawrenceburg distillery.

This robust and rich quintessential is a bartender favorite for its signature spice and lingering finish. Ideal for classic cocktails.

2020 New York International Spirits Competition
93 Points – Silver Medal

2020 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
92 Points

2020 Beverage Tasting Institute
91 Points – Gold Medal – Exceptional

PROOF: 101 (50.5% ABV)
AGED: 5-6 years 
ENJOY: In a cocktail
COLOR: Deep brown with golden highlights 
AROMA: Rich, balanced caramel, honey, and vanilla
PALATE: Warm, smoky flavors of grain and spice
FINISH: Long and lingering spice

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon

Crafted from a blend of 6-, 8-, and 12-year-old bourbons, this rich and exceptional classic has a bolder flavor.

Rare Breed is barrel proof, uncut with water, and bottled directly from our No. 4 alligator char barrels. Best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.

2020 New York International Spirits Competition
94 Points, Gold Medal

2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Silver Medal

2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver Medal – Outstanding

PROOF: 116.8 (58.4% ABV)
AGED: Mix of 6-, 8-, and 12-year-old stocks
ENJOY: Neat or on the rocks 
COLOR: Deep, rich amber 
AROMA: Rich oak gives way to caramel and chocolate, with floral and fruit notes
PALATE: Sweet tobacco, warm butterscotch, and vanilla with hints of orange and mint
FINISH: Fruit and spice, with a lingering caramel sweetness

Wild Turkey Masters Keep Unforgotten

A Magnificent Marriage of Bourbon and Rye


The idea of marrying the straight bourbon and rye whiskies of Wild Turkey Distilling Co. was born over a decade ago when a crew member accidentally mixed a batch of young rye with a barrel of mature bourbon.

Upon tasting the comingled whiskey, Master Distiller Eddie Russell realized he had something very special on  his hands, and over a decade later, Eddie has leveraged his years of distillation experience to craft Master’s Keep Unforgotten, a high proof, extra-aged variation of the harmonious blend of straight bourbon and rye whiskies.

This beautifully crafted whiskey embodies the perfect balance between old and new by infusing timeless tradition with Eddie’s fresh thinking for the modern palate.


TASTE: Caramel, fruit, and sweet oak, with notes of black pepper and warm baking spices
AROMA: Fruit forward, complimented by rich oak 
FINISH: Long and Smooth
DETAILS: 105 proof, blend of 13 year-old bourbon and 8- and 9-year-old rye