Editors' pick

Wild Turkey Tasting

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Editorial Review

You probably drank Wild Turkey in college to get drunk. It's okay. We all did. But if you haven't tried it since, you don't know what you're missing. The Lawrenceburg, Ky., distillery has reestablished itself as a place for fine bourbon, thanks to products like the 101, a smooth, high-test whiskey whose notes of honey and vanilla belie its 50.5 percent alcohol by volume. It also has 8- and 12-year-old aged versions. Try the "new" Wild Turkey at Bourbon in Adams Morgan tonight, where master distiller Jimmy Russell will be hosting a tasting from 7 to 9 with free appetizers, special Wild Turkey cocktails and free samples of the Wild Turkey line. (Non-whiskey drinkers can check out the extended wine and beer happy hour.) We also hear there will be a cigar-rolling master class, so hope for good weather.

-- Fritz Hahn (Nov. 4, 2008)