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.