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Wild Turkey Associate Distiller Eddie Russell, BourbonBlog Host Tom Fischer, and Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell Give the Bird to order you a Wild Turkey Bourbon

Wild Turkey Associate Distiller Eddie Russell, BourbonBlog Host Tom Fischer, and Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell Give the Bird to order you a Wild Turkey Bourbon

Give ‘em the Bird! If you’re wondering why BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer along with Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell and Associate Distiler Eddie Russell are all giving the finger, then perhaps you haven’t seen the new Wild Turkey commercial (watch the video at the bottom of this story).

“Give ‘em the Bird” is a new  slogan at Wild Turkey Bourbon describing a way to order yourself or someone else a Wild Turkey Bourbon…It seems to accompany a few other “spirited” messages too.

We had several Wild Turkey Bourbons and Wild Turkey 81 cocktails during Tales of the Cocktail and talked with Eddie about his new creation Wild Turkey 81, which we were the first to bring you a review of in June.

Eddie tells us he created the 81 proof expression of Wild Turkey with the mixologists in mind for creating new Bourbon cocktails like the ones below created for Tales of the Cocktail 2011.

 

The Black Demure

Jimmy Russell Wild Turkey Bourbon Master Distiller

Jimmy Russell Wild Turkey Bourbon Master Distiller

1/4 oz Simple Syrup
1/4 oz Massenez Creme de Mure
1/4 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
2 oz Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain in Old Fashioned Glass over fresh ice.Garnish with a Blackberry.

Wild Turkey 81 BourbonThree Way

1/2 oz Lustau East India Solera Sherry
1/2 oz Cinzano Bianco1 oz
Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon
1 Dash Bitter Truth Xocolatl Mole Bitters
1 Dash Orange Bitters (1-1 Fee’s & Regan’s)

Stir all ingredients over ice.Strain into Coupe.

 

 

81 Old Fashioned

Eddie Russell Associate Distiller Wild Turkey Bourbon

Eddie Russell Associate Distiller Wild Turkey Bourbon

1 Barspoon Demerara Syrup
2 oz Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon
2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
2 Dashes Orange Bitters (1-1 Fee’s & Regan’s)

Stir and Strain over ice into an Old Fashioned Glass.Garnish with lemon and orange twists.



Photos by David Watson and Avi Glick

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