Wild Turkey Longbranch launches in New Zealand

You know those ads with lovely Matthew McConaughey on TV? Turns out the drink is nearly as smooth as the actor.

Wild Turkey has teamed up with Matthew McConaughey to produce Wild Turkey Longbranch, is a coming together of the Kentucky bourbon distiller, established in 1855, and the Academy Award winning actor from Texas.

Inspired by Matthew’s Southern roots, Longbranch is made with eight-year-old Wild Turkey Bourbon and uses a two-step charcoal filtration method using woods from both U.S. states. The result is a bright gold bourbon that features a tasty balance of vanilla and spices, with a subtle, smoky finish.

“Longbranch, in its simplest form, is an extended hand, inviting a friend into your family,” McConaughey says, who has been working with Wild Turkey master distiller Eddie Russell since 2016 . “So the branch that was extended to me from the Russell family was a long one, one that reached from Kentucky to Texas and back again.”

Wild Turkey Longbranch is available from liquor stores nationwide. RRP $59.99.