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A whiskey fluke creates Wild Turkey Forgiven

September 16, 2013
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What happens when a distiller accidentally blends a rare, high-proof rye whiskey with an aged bourbon? In the case of Campari America’s Wild Turkey BourbonWild Turkey Forgiven Distillery, the distiller was forgiven — and then the product was named Forgiven. Wild Turkey Forgiven is a 91-proof, small-batch bourbon and rye whiskey made from 78 percent six-year-old bourbon and 22 percent four-year-old rye whiskey. Like all Wild Turkey bourbons, Forgiven undergoes a natural aging process in American oak barrels with a deep No. 4 or “alligator” char that is used to age every Wild Turkey bourbon and rye whiskey. Available in limited quantities nationwide, Wild Turkey Forgiven has a suggested retail price of $49.99.

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