LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Wild Turkey officials say there were no signs anyone had broken into a Kentucky warehouse where five barrels of aging bourbon were taken in a heist that led authorities to a backyard where the whiskey was found.
Dave Karraker, a spokesman for Campari America, the U.S. subsidiary of Wild Turkey owner Gruppo Campari, says tests showed the purloined liquor was distilled in 2009. Karraker said Wednesday the bourbon was destined to become Wild Turkey 101, the brand's flagship product.
He says the barrels were stolen from a warehouse at Wild Turkey's Camp Nelson property. He says each barrel was worth about $3,000.
Authorities found the barrels behind a shed in the backyard of a Franklin County residence.
One arrest was made, and Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says there are other suspects.