Wild Turkey launches Master’s Keep Revival
Wild Turkey launched Master’s Keep Revival last night at an intimate event for guests and their fathers.
Attendees enjoyed the first taste of Master’s Keep Revival alongside a dinner menu at The Rocks Room inspired by the bold flavours of the new premium blend.
Following dinner, special guest Andy Allen talked about the role and power of family and revival in his journey as a chef.
Like the Russell’s, family legacy has played a role in the career and journey of the chef and co-owner of Three Blue Ducks Rosebery.
“Family has always been a big part of my life and over the past few years my bond with my old man has definitely strengthened,” Allen said.
“It’s funny, when I was growing up, there were things that Dad loved doing that I didn’t really get. But these days, I have a whole new appreciation for this as well as our family legacy.
“As I get older I’m even developing a new appreciation for the dishes that Dad used to make for dinner. Every time Dad put a bowl of minestrone in front of me when I was growing up I’d cringe. Now, as a chef, I’m often experimenting with family recipes and these days nothing gives me more satisfaction than spending an afternoon in the kitchen on a cold winter afternoon, brewing the perfect batch of Dad’s minestrone. I love how a dish becomes so much more than a bunch of ingredients because of the stories that can be told and passed down the line.”
Master’s Keep Revival is an ode to a classic Wild Turkey bourbon recipe released decades ago by Eddie’s father and distilling partner, Master Distiller Jimmy Russell.
“Behind every release is a personal story, and this one is about the legacy created by my father and Master Distiller, Jimmy Russell,” said Eddie Russell. “I’m so passionate about Master’s Keep Revival and the meaning behind the release, a revival of my father’s classic recipe.”
Made from a blend of rich flavours with aromas of raisins, citrus, nuts and oak, Master’s Keep Revival is rested for 12 to 15 years in a reserved lot of American Oak barrels before being finished in 20-year-old Spanish Oloroso Sherry casks.
Master’s Keep Revival is the fourth expression in the Master’s Keep award-winning portfolio. The release follows Master’s Keep 17 Year Old, Master’s Keep Decades and Master’s Keep 1894.
Master’s Keep Revival will be available for RRP $200 from all good whiskey retailers.