Matthew McConaughey Reveals His Favorite ‘Bourbon on the Planet’

by Megan Molseed

He’s quite possibly one of the smoothest actors in the business. From his Texas drawl and his iconic characters to his tours in the latest Lincoln models, Matthew McConaughey has a sort of dapper and effortless ease that we all love to see.

So, wouldn’t it stand to reason that the True Detective actor’s ideal sipping drink is just as smooth as he is? Of course, it does.

Matthew McConaughey has been serving as the creative director for Wild Turkey for a number of years. And, of course, it’s this company who makes the actor’s “favorite bourbon on the planet.”

So, which Wild Turkey bourbon does the movie star find to be more than just “alright, alright, alright?” What drink does McConaughey reach for when he is looking to kick back at the end of a long day?

With a “touch of sweetness and a touch of mesquite charcoal smoke,” McConaughey’s bourbon of choice is Wild Turkey’s 101 Bourbon.

According to McConaughey, he appreciates the mesquite and charcoal touch that is added to this bourbon’s flavor. He says it adds a “Texas touch” to the Kentucky bourbon.

Matthew McConaughey Appreciates A Socially Conscious Bourbon

We know that Matthew McConaughey appreciates a good Wild Turkey drink.

After all, both McConaughey and Wild Turkey are appreciated for their sophisticated tastes, and, both are certainly memorably smooth. Plus, the fact McConaughey serves as the creative director for the bourbon company certainly doesn’t hurt his fondness for the brand.

But, the Dazed and Confused actor notes, there are even more aspects to the company he appreciates. McConaughey appreciates this along with its top-of-the-line bourbon, of course.

Most recently, Wild Turkey has developed a new campaign designed to help struggling musicians. These musicians are performers who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This campaign, which is called Trust Your Spirit aims to honor musicians across the nation that have worked with their local music scenes, contributing in ways that helped struggling musicians throughout the country during the pandemic.

Through the Trust Your Spirit campaign, Wild Turkey chose five nominees, which they call “Local Legends.”

Each of these nominees received a $10,000 donation from the company to donate to a music cause of their choice.

“Music can heal, inspire, transform and take us on time-traveling trips to where we’ve already been and where we want to go,” says Matthew McConaughey.

“Musicians are outlaws, poets, performers, and prognosticators,” the actor adds.

“We need to them keep taking the stage,” the actor continues of the Trust Your Spirit campaign.

“With that said, it’s vital that we invest in these local music scenes,” McConaughey adds. “To keep the lights on at our favorite venues and nurture the next generation of great live performers.”