About 200 attended the ceremony celebrating the $50 million expansion of Wild Turkey distillery in Lawrenceburg, Ky. Wild Turkey is owned by Gruppo Campari, which acquired the distillery in 2009.
From press release: The new 134,000 square foot facility expansion makes Wild Turkey not only one of the biggest whiskey distilleries in Kentucky, but in all of North America.Ê It is capable of producing up to 11 million proof gallons of liquid annually, up from the 5 million proof gallons of the previous distillery which was first put into operation back in 1869.
The new distillery features multiple upgrades, including improved emissions controls, water recycling and a renewable fuel system.Ê The first aged Wild Turkey from the new distillery will be available to whiskey fans in 2016.Ê The brands produced at the Wild Turkey distillery include the iconic Wild Turkey 101, Wild Turkey 81, Wild Turkey Rye, Rare Breed¨, Kentucky Spirit¨, RussellÕs Reserve¨, and American Honey¨.Ê Wild Turkey is distributed in the US by Skyy Spirits.
More than 200 people were in attendance (to celebrate) Wild TurkeyÕs milestone, including Governor Beshear; Lawrenceburg Mayor Edwinna Baker; Gruppo CampariÕs Chairman, Luca Garavoglia, and Gruppo Campari’s CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz. Photo David Perry | Staff DAVID PERRY | STAFF