A 1 liter bottle of Wild Turkey’s classic 8 Years Old 101 Proof bourbon, bottled in 1990. The Wild Turkey brand was created by Austin Nichols in 1940. Initially the company was a non-distiller producer and sourced their bourbon from the Ripy Brothers Distillery, founded as the Old Hickory Distillery in 1891. In 1971, Austin Nichols acquired the distillery and changed its name to the Wild Turkey Distillery. The iconic brand is still produced on the site today.