Wild Turkey and Matthew McConaughey have come together in collaboration to create Wild Turkey Longbranch, a new bourbon inspired by McConaughey’s Texas and Kentucky roots. Wild Turkey Longbranch is a rare small-batch Kentucky bourbon that has been refined with Texas Mesquite and oak charcoals which enhances the unique flavour and complexity of the whiskey.
Wild Turkey and McConaughey have been in collaboration together since 2016, when the actor became part of the Wild Turkey family as the brand’s creative director. He’s not only been working behind the camera but has also starred in TV commercials to reintroduce Wild Turkey to the world.
“Longbranch, in its simplest form, is an extended hand, inviting a friend into your family,” McConaughey said. “So the branch that was extended to me from the Russell family 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.”
Made with eight-year-old Wild Turkey Bourbon, Longbranch is an exceptional bourbon with a bright gold colour and aroma that is a balanced blend of vanilla and spices. Flavours of caramel, pear, and hints of citrus round out the palate. The subtle, smoky finish is buttery smooth, with notes of gentle pepper and toasted oak.
“Our goal was to make a straight bourbon whiskey with a soft sweetness that was still unmistakably Wild Turkey,” said distiller Eddie Russell. “The result was a bourbon that we both truly enjoy drinking neat, and look forward to sharing with others.”