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.
Woodford Reserve Rye uses a pre-prohibition style ratio of 53% rye in its mash bill to pay homage to history’s original rye whiskeys, making spice and tobacco the dominant note among a sea of fruit, floral, and sweet aromatics, which yields a nice sweetness and overall balance. Our rye whiskey can deliver complex flavors – […]
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