[2014 Apr 08] - 56 Julep

The 56 Julep - Wild Turkey Bourbon WhiskeyMasterr Distiller Jimmy Russell has over 56 years experience distilling at Wild Turkey. Just in time for the Kentucky Derby, here is Jimmy's personal mint julep recipe featuring the bold taste of Wild Turkey 101. This higher proof bourbon doesn't get watered down easily and produces a julep with a stronger, more flavorful profile. Without further ado, here is Jimmy's own personal julep recipe, the "56 Julep".

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Drink


  • 2 1/2 oz. Wild Turkey 101 bourbon
  • 3 sprigs of mint (six to eight mature-sized leaves)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice or whiskey stones or crushed ice and whiskey stones, to preserve the taste, but still keep it cool


  1. In a silver julep glass or a double old-fashioned glassmuddle two sprigs of mint with the brown sugar and one ounce of Wild Turkey 101 for a few minutes, crushing the mint leaves with a spoon.
  2. Add the crushed ice and whiskey stones, the remaining bourbon and garnish with a sprig of freshly spanked mint (take a mint sprig, put it between your hands and clap to release the aromas). Enjoy!


  [2014 Mar 04] - Esquire Drink Recipe

Here is one of our favorite whiskey recipes that you can shake up within a few seconds. Delicious for the winter months. 



  • 2 1/4 ounces bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons orange juice 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 or 2 dashes Angostura bitters

Combine the bourbon (preferably 100- or 101-proof) and the other ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake well with cracked ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a curl of lemon rind.