This Bush Turkey Bourbon recipe is our closest clone to the Wild Turkey style bourbon. Using City Sippers Bush Turkey essence, oak and 40% vodka, you won’t be disappointed with this bourbon recipe.
900ml Vodka/White spirit @ 40%
25ml City Sippers Bush Turkey or Edwards Scrub Turkey
200ml of white spirit soaked on Still Spirits Gobblers Chips
or 10ml Liquid American Oak Essence
Mix together in a 1.125L bottle 40% spirit, Bush Turkey Essence, Gobblers spirit or Liquid oak essence. Leave for 1 week to mature.
Tips for temperature control:
-Use the chilled water to reach a satisfactory temperature and add yeast immediately.
-Maintain a cool even temperature in the fermenter.
-Place the fermenter in a tray and wrap it in a blanket with an end in a container of water.
-Placing the fermenter on a concrete slab can also help to keep the temperature constant.
–Use a Brewing Thermostat and a fridge for optimum brewing conditions all year round.
Equipment needed for mead making:
– 4 Litre Pot
– Medium Funnel
– 2 x 5L Demijohns
– Bored Bung
– Solid Bung
-To make oak spirit use a 4-5 Litre wide neck glass jar, use around 200-300g of oak blocks or chips and 1 litre of vodka/neutral spirit. Soak for at least 14 days but the flavour intensifies the longer you leave the oak soaking. When ready, strain the oak out by passing it through filter wool in a funnel.