Wild Turkey Longbranch Bourbon Whiskey
Longbranch is a collaboration of Wild Turkey Longbranch Bourbon creative director Matthew McConaughey and master distiller Eddie Russell. The company says it was “inspired by McConaughey’s Kentucky and Texas roots, this rare small-batch Kentucky bourbon is refined with Texas Mesquite and oak charcoals a unique method that deepens the flavor and complexity of the whiskey.” This is the first time Wild Turkey has released a product that features the signature of someone other than the master distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell.
McConaughey said in the company’s press release, “Longbranch, in its simplest form, is an extended hand, inviting a friend into your family. So the branch that was extended to me from the Russells was a long one, one that reached from Kentucky to Texas and back again. I offered the Mesquite from my great state to add to their legendary Kentucky whiskey and together we made Longbranch.”
Although the Wild Turkey Longbranch Bourbon doesn’t feature an age statement, the press release states that it contains 8-year-old bourbon. This might because they wanted flexibility in the future to change the age of the bourbon depending on their supply without also changing the label.