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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 […]

EDDIE RUSSELL MASTER DISTILLER ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PRESS

Being the Master Distiller at Wild Turkey is the best job imaginable. I should know because I’ve been driving my truck to work along the same route for the last 60 years and I’m not tired of it yet. I can remember when my youngest son Eddie first told me, decades ago, he wanted to […]

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 […]

MARKING 60 YEARS OF SERVICE, WILD TURKEY® MASTER DISTILLER RECEIVES DISTINCTIVE HONORS FROM KENTUCKY DISTILLER’ ASSOCIATION

Bourbon Hall of Famer™ Jimmy Russell Awarded Rare Lifetime Honorary Membership to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association LAWRENCEBURG, KY (SEPTEMBER 2, 2014) – In a year replete with achievements, honors, and even a special, limited-edition Diamond Anniversary Bourbon, Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller has reason to celebrate. Reaching 60 years in any industry is a feat within […]

2014: THE YEAR OF JIMMY RUSSELL

Bourbon Hall of Famer™ Jimmy Russell Celebrates Unprecedented 60 Years with Wild Turkey®; Longest-Tenured, Active Spirits Master Distiller in the World Sets New Bourbon Industry Benchmark LAWRENCEBURG, KY (MARCH 10, 2014) – Bourbon Hall of Famer™ Jimmy Russell, Wild Turkey’s® illustrious Master Distiller and the longest-tenured, active spirits Master Distiller in the world, celebrates 60 […]

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 […]