US: Pernod Ricard launches Wild Turkey Bourbon addition
The company said yesterday (12 September) that the limited edition, 100 proof, 15-Year-Old Bourbon, known asWild Turkey American Spirit, will be bottled at bond proof "as a mark of quality to show the consumer that the liquid in the bottle had been guaranteed by the distiller".
Pernod Ricard USA's vice president of whiskies, Joe Uranga, said: "Wild Turkey American Spirit celebrates our past and serves as our vow to continue making bourbon in the same uncompromising way."
Wild Turkey associate distiller Eddie Russell added: "The name 'American Spirit' seemed to suggest itself. Bourbon is a true American innovation, recognised by the US Congress, and embodies the character and determination of our forefathers. We at Wild Turkey Bourbon hope to continue to represent those American values as our products are enjoyed around the globe."
Wild Turkey American Spirit will be packaged in a bottle sealed with a strip stamp, in homage to the bond seal, inside a commemorative wooden box and is now available in limited quantities in the US, extending to Australia and Japan next month.
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