All the talk about independent bottlers lately made me think about pre-1971 Wild Turkey. Austin Nichols simply bought bulk bourbon and then bottled it themselves. It was in 1971 that they bought the Lawerenceburg, KY distillery and started distilling for themselves. I guess that means that they didn't start bottling THEIR own bourbon until the late seventies, they had to wait 8 years for their make to be ready.
Does anybody know who WT bought their bulk bourbon from??? I have had WT 8yo 101 from 1964 & 1966 bottles and it is some of my favorite whiskey ever. I sometimes get "wheat-ed bourbon" flavors out of the bottles and I wondered where this great bourbon came from??
Anybody have any idea's?????