Heritage

  • Grew up three miles from the Wild Turkey distillery
  • Third in a line of distillers

AT WILD TURKEY

  • Joined the distillery in 1954
  • Trained under Wild Turkey’s second Master Distiller, Bill Hughes, and Ernest W. Ripy, son of the original distiller

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

  • Director of the Kentucky Distillery Association
  • Inducted into the Bourbon Hall of Fame in 2000

IN HIS OWN WORDS

“We use a water glass for the bourbon and a shot glass for the water.”

Jimmy Russell

Heritage

  • Grew up three miles from the Wild Turkey distillery
  • Third in a line of distillers

AT WILD TURKEY

  • Joined the distillery in 1954
  • Trained under Wild Turkey’s second Master Distiller, Bill Hughes, and Ernest W. Ripy, son of the original distiller

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

  • Director of the Kentucky Distillery Association
  • Inducted into the Bourbon Hall of Fame in 2000

IN HIS OWN WORDS

“We use a water glass for the bourbon and a shot glass for the water.”

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