Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit release set in Ohio
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Three of the eight places in the state where Ohio Division of Liquor Control’s allotment of Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit is available are in Northeast Ohio.
Release date is Friday, Sept. 21. It will be the only release this year of the bourbon. Bottles will sell for $49.95 plus tax.
State reps say those interested should arrive early; a previous special bourbon release drew lines as early as 5 a.m.
Northeast Ohio locations and the specific barrel origins:
• Giant Eagle Market District, 15919 Pearl Road, Strongsville.
Barrel No. 18-0029, Lawrenceburg Warehouse K, 3rd floor - eight years, six months.
• Acme Fresh Market, 2905 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton.
Barrel No. 18-0027, Lawrenceburg Warehouse K, 3rd floor – eight years, six months.
• Pat O’Brien’s Fine Wines, 30800 Pine Tree Dr., Pepper Pike.
Barrel No. 18-0813, Camp Nelson Warehouse F, 5th floor – eight years, eight months.
Other locations in Ohio are in Gahanna, Lancaster, Cincinnati, Loveland and Springboro.
Kentucky Spirit is a 101 proof, single-barrel bourbon. It’s billed as being full-bodied “with rich vanilla flavors and a hint of sweetness. ... A complex layering of almonds, honey, blackberries and leather gives way to a long, dark and lingering finish.”
In June, the state made Wild Turkey’s Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon available. It sold out in hours.Appropriately enough, September is National Bourbon Heritage Month.