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There's a new creative director behind Wild Turkey. Perhaps you've heard. It's Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, who's begun directing commercials for the Kentucky brand. For that reason, I suspect we'll be hearing more about the old bird. This is the distillery's flagship bourbon, produced for more than 60 years. It's considerably stronger, at 50.5-per-cent alcohol, than most whiskies at its price. The seductively silky texture fuses characters of honey, caramel, butter and tobacco with a toasted-nut quality. With a high rye content and big influence from heavily charred oak, it would make a fine base for a Manhattan cocktail. Available in Ontario at the above price, $32.99 in British Columbia, various prices in Alberta, $37.99 in Manitoba.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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