Woodford Reserve Turkey Brine

  • 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.

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