Friday, February 14, 2014

Wild Turkey Distillery

Wild Turkey Distillery
Kentucky Bourbon Trail stop Number 1
Wild Turkey Distillery
It was a chilly, dreary Friday in Kentucky when we made our way to the Wild Turkey Distillery on the other side of Lexington.
Wild Turkey Distillery
Wild Turkey Distillery
Tours run on the hour until 3:00 and there were about 6 folks in the group. Wild Turkey had been purchased in the last few years by the same folks who own Skyy Vodka and the acquisition resulted in a brand new plant, visitors center and vodka bottling plant.


Wild Turkey Distillery
Mash from in the tanks:
Wild Turkey Mash
CSeparation Column:
Wild Turkey Distillery
The visitors center held a small gift shop, hallway of the company's history and a tasting room overlooking the Kentucky River:
Wild Turkey Distillery
Miniature Wild Turkey Distillery
Wild Turkey Distillery
Later in the year, I had hit Barton's, Jim Beam and Maker's Mark.

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