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Bourbon Pursuit Podcast #42: Matt Gandolfo, Wild Turkey


New Podcast from Bourbon Pursuit! Episode 042 – Matt Gandolfo, Brand Ambassador for Wild Turkey, talks history of the brand, non-GMO grains, each of the expressions, and the new “Decades” release set for May 2016.

Matt Gandolfo
Matt Gandolfo (image via Maggie Kimberl)

– We kick off the show talking about one of our past guests, Marianne Barnes, and the new name for the Old Taylor Distillery.
– Tell us about your first encounter with bourbon
– Tell us about your role and what it consists of
– Why is Wild Turkey 101 and not 100?
– How did it grow to a business from 101?
– What did the name Austin Nichols mean to Wild Turkey?
– So why remove the name Austin Nichols from the brand?
– What are some of things during the process makes Wild Turkey unique compared to other brands?
– What does Non-GMO products give you in regards to quality?
– What’s it like hanging around Jimmy Russell?
– Talk about the individual expressions and the differences between each.
– Talk about the new release called “Decades” that will be coming in May 2016
– Is there something that holds true to the quote “older turkey is better turkey”?
– If you have to have one Wild Turkey product on the shelf as a staple, which do you choose?

Bourbon Pursuit

Kenny Coleman and Ryan Cecil host the Bourbon Pursuit podcast from Louisville, KY. Together, they share a passion for the stories that made an industry flourish with a focus on history, personality, and of course, great bourbon. Their guests include master distillers, bloggers, historians, local events and more.

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