Thursday, April 23, 2009

Source Says Wild Turkey Expansion Will Resume.

The doubling of production capacity at the Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Wild Turkey Distillery should have been finished by now.

Announced in 2007, the expansion never got beyond site preparation as owner Pernod Ricard put it on hold after deciding to sell Wild Turkey to defray some of the cost of buying Absolut Vodka.

Earlier this month, Gruppo Campari announced that it is Wild Turkey's new owner. The first question asked by many American whiskey fans was, "will the expansion resume?"

While nothing has been said officially, a source at Louisville still maker Vendome Copper and Brass Works says they're still making the equipment.

Even before the distillery expansion was announced, Wild Turkey was building new aging warehouses to stay ahead of increased production at the existing plant.

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