Austin Nichols starts selling wine and spirits as a wholesale grocer. The business he starts would later own Wild Turkey.
The Ripy brothers open their family distillery on Wild Turkey Hill in Lawrenceburg, KY.
The Ripy Brothers’ bourbon represents Kentucky at the World’s Fair.
Wild Turkey Bourbon gets its name from a distillery executive during an annual Wild Turkey hunting trip.
Master Distiller Jimmy Russell joins Wild Turkey.
Wild Turkey’s first liqueur is introduced.
Associate Master Distiller Eddie Russell joins Wild Turkey.
Rare Breed, a premium barrel-proof bourbon, is introduced.
Kentucky Spirit, a single-barrel, 101-proof bourbon, is released.
Jimmy Russell is inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.
Jimmy Russell celebrates his 50th year at the Wild Turkey distillery.
American Honey, a liqueur with real Wild Turkey Bourbon and pure American Honey, is introduced.
American Spirit, a 15-year-old bourbon, is released in honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month.
Eddie Russell is inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.
Eddie Russell introduces Wild Turkey 81.