Welcome to WB Triple Shot, where we talk about three different spirits at three different price points. This month we’re talking about whiskey.

Whiskey flavors can depend on a lot of factors, such as temperature, length of aging and most importantly, mash bill ingredients. A mash bill is the combination of grains used to create the spirits recipe.

Let’s dive into this month’s selections!

Wild Turkey 101

First, we have Wild Turkey 101, which is priced at around $24. This Kentucky straight whiskey bourbon is aged in white oak barrels for 6-8 years and made with high rye content. The rye and 101 proof are what gives it a bite but still comes with notes of vanilla and caramel. Perfect to drink neat.

Maker's Mark

Next up is Makers Mark, priced at around $30. This is a wheated whiskey, which makes it less sharp, but still full of flavor. Makers is aged to taste, rather than time. This is definitely a more beginner friendly whiskey with sweeter notes of vanilla, caramel and spice.

Penelope Four Grains Bourbon

Then we have Penelope Four Grains Bourbon, which is around $41. Like it says in the name, this whiskey is made from blending three hand-picked barrels consisting of four grains: corn, wheat, rye and malted barley. By blending these barrels into one, you get a perfect balance of flavors. Fruity notes with a sweetness and savory spice, this makes for the perfect whiskey to try in summer time cocktails.

Ready to spice up your evening? We’ve got three stunning whiskey cocktails that you can whip up at home:


wild turkey wolf ticket

A refreshing creation from Eric Johnson of the famed Sycamore Den in San Diego. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 parts Wild Turkey® 101 Bourbon
  • 1/2 part simple syrup
  • 1/2 part peach liqueur
  • 3/4 part fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Dash of bitters

Directions (makes 1 serving):

  1. Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice.
  2. Shake, and strain over ice into rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with lemon peel.

The maker’s mark 

bourbon renewal

The Bourbon Renewal is a delightful remix of the classic Whisky Sour, infused with Crème de Cassis to make it sweet and special.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 parts Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 1 part fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 part crème de cassis
  • 1/2 part simple syrup
  • 1–2 dashes Angostura® Aromatic Bitters
  • Lemon slice or blackberries for garnish

Directions (makes 1 serving):

  1. Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into rocks glass over ice.
  3. Garnish with a lemon slice or blackberries.


“The Nellie” is a lively and refreshing cocktail that combines Penelope Bourbon, zesty lemonade, and muddled strawberry for a playful and delightful sip. Cheers to a drink that brings joy in every single sip!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 ounces of Penelope Bourbon
  • 4 ounces of Lemonade
  • 1 Muddled Strawberry

Directions (makes 1 serving):

  1. In a shaker, muddle strawberry gently.
  2. Add Penelope Bourbon, lemonade, and ice.
  3. Shake well and pour.
  4. Strawberry garnish always looks nice too! 
So, there you have it! Three whiskies at three different price points, from the classic to the contemporary. Ready to play bartender with one of our fun recipes? Make your way to your nearest WB Liquors and pick up a bottle today. Cheers!