Monthly Archives: August 2015

SEEMS LIKE OLD TIMES FOR DISTILLERS AND BOURBON

Bourbon’s Master Distillers Find Their Fan Base WASHINGTON — At 80, Jimmy Russell finds his knees are not quite what they used to be. So he enjoys a comfortable chair where his admirers — millennial mixologists, their arms covered in tattoos; moneyed moms who have jettisoned their cosmopolitans for manhattans; and random professionals toting rare […]

60 YEARS OF BOURBON: AN INDUSTRY LEGEND TALKS TURKEY

Master distiller Jimmy Russell discusses the biggest changes in the industry—and what’s stayed the same—during his lengthy tenure Last week, 79-year-old master distiller Jimmy Russell celebrated his 60th anniversary at Wild Turkey, the Lawrenceburg, K.Y.-based whiskey company. During his tenure — the longest of any master distiller in the industry — Russell has seen some […]

THE FATHER-SON BUSINESS OF YOUR DREAMS

Catching up with the bourbon barons behind of one of the world’s most respected brands Jimmy and Eddie Russell have been bonding over bourbon for more than 30 years—and it’s not just because they like drinking whiskey. The Russells are the industry’s only father-son Master Distilling team, responsible for crafting Wild Turkey Bourbon and its many variants—including […]