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Woodford Reserve Turkey Brine

For the Brine:

(Measurements shown are for a 20-pound bird.)

  • 2 Gallons of Water
  • 1 cup salt
  • 3 cups of sorghum
  • 4 cups of Woodford Reserve Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
  • 2 oranges, sliced peel and all
  • 2 Tbsp. black pepper corns
  • 12 bay leaves
  • 6 cloves

Combine all ingredients together in a large pot and bring to a simmer until incorporated. Cool to 40 degrees. Brine the turkey overnight for best results.

For the Turkey Glaze:

  • 1 cup Woodford Bourbon or Rye Whiskey
  • 1 cup sorghum
  • 1 cup butter

Melt sorghum, mount with butter a bit at a time, whisking in. Whisk in the whiskey off the heat. Glaze the bird with this mixture once the skin on top of the bird starts to turn golden.


At this time we are only shipping spirits to Kentucky, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota and Washington D.C.