Wild Turkey Bourbon Whisky Wild Turkey is a brand of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey introduced in 1940 by Thomas McCarthy. Wild Turkey Whiskey is distilled and bottled by the Austin Nichols division of Campari Group in Kentucky. Wild Turkey is stored in oak barrels which are extra charred. It gives Wild Turkey its special signature flavor as well as its deep reddish-brown color. Some varieties of Wild Turkey are now being manufactured, and here on the site you will find the award-winning Wild Turkey 101 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, which won double gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2014.