The famed liquor of Hunter S. Thompson has been de-listed by the LCBO, and only a few bottles remain in the GTA.
This must have Hunter S. Thompson rolling over: Wild Turkey has been de-listed at the LCBO.
You heard correctly: Wild Turkey is on the verge of extinction in Ontario. Already, wide-scale hoarding in Toronto has begun. Shelves are almost empty in stores across the downtown core. Even North York is beginning to experience shortages (but there are at least 40 bottles up there for the asking).
Wild Turkey used to be considered bottom-barrel and, while it hasn’t exactly been elevated to top shelf lately, it’s definitely gone up a few notches as people realized it wasn’t bad, considering the price ($28.25) and that it works well in a fair number of cocktails. Plus, it has a certain blue collar appeal, similar to PBR.
Fear and Loathing might be the brand’s most famous cameo appearance, but it’s been referenced in many songs, films, books and television shows, including The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Bad Lieutenant, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and, naturally, Leaving Las Vegas.
The option to end it all in a blaze of Wild Turkey is being curtailed by the powers that be, however, so the smart hoarder will go stock up now, while he or she still can.
Wild Turkey, $28.25. LCBO 198184