Wild Turkey are currently running an event series inspired by their iconic Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell, split between Sydney and Melbourne with an ode to passionate and talented Australian artists ranging from music to food. The food part is of particular interest here because the organisers have had the good sense to hook up with Burgers by Josh, commissioning a special bourbon-themed menu that will have guests chowing down on Americana style food like The Wild South Cheeseburger with Wild Turkey, peach and BBQ sauce and Smoked Turkey Wings with Wild Turkey marinade.
The Sydney event will also feature a unique gallery of artwork featuring musician-turned-artist Bertie Blackman as well as street artist and sculptor Will Coles, and multidisciplinary artist Nikolaus Dolman. The Melbourne event will move closer to sports, with the work of skateboarding icon and artist Gareth Stehr, street artist Klara, and urban artist Adrian Doyle. Each piece of art has been crafted onto the Wild Turkey White Oak barrel lids.
Those heading along to either event also have a chance to try Wild Turkey’s new signature serve: the Kentucky Firebird, which has each glass live-smoked with American oak woodchips before combining the sweet and bitter hints of Grand Marnier, Cinzano Rosso, Maraschino to balance the unique flavours of Wild Turkey 101. Other cocktails available on the nights include the lemon and honey infused Wild Turkey Gold Rush and the refreshing Wild Turkey Fresh Apple with crisp, freshly squeezed apple juice and a dash of lime.
The Wild Turkey Way – Melbourne
Where: Whitehart; 22 Whitehart Lane, Melbourne
When: Tues 23rd May
The Wild Turkey Way – Sydney
Where: Annandale Hotel; 17 Parramatta Road, Annandale
When: Friday 26th May
Image supplied and credited to David Rouse.