WILD TURKEY® ASSOCIATE DISTILLER EDDIE RUSSELL TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE KENTUCKY BOURBON HALL OF FAME
Fourth Generation Russell Recognized for Crafting America’s Spirit

LAWRENCEBURG, KY (September 14, 2010) – Fourth Generation Russell Recognized for Crafting America’s Spirit After 29 years in the Kentucky Bourbon industry, Eddie Russell, Wild Turkey® Bourbon Associate Distiller, will be inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame, the highest honor given by the legendary Kentucky Bourbon industry. The ceremony will take place on September 17, 2010.

As the son of renowned Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, and the fourth generation Russell to work at the Austin Nichols distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Eddie Russell is of an unmatched pedigree in the bourbon industry. Before being promoted to the position of Associate Distiller in 2007, Russell collaborated with his father to create “Russell’s Reserve,” the award-winning, 10-year old small-batch bourbon that serves as a testimony to the family’s heritage of distilling craftsmanship and tradition. Eddie’s experience in and knowledge of the bourbon business makes him a prime candidate for this honor.

Russell’s honor comes nine years after his father’s induction at the inaugural Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame ceremony in 2001. The father and son team has spent a combined 85 years crafting the iconic Wild Turkey Bourbon. “We are very pleased to hear of Eddie’s well-deserved honor,” said Andrea Conzonato, Chief Operating Officer of Skyy Spirits. “Passing down Wild Turkey’s traditions from generation to generation ensures that the brand’s integrity is kept alive through timeless processes and an uncompromising focus on quality.”

The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame induction is one of many events that comprise the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival, which takes place this year from September 14 to 19 in historic Bardstown, KY. Candidates are nominated each year by the bourbon distilleries as well as by the Kentucky Bourbon Festival itself, and are finally selected by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. In order to be selected for induction, candidates must have spent numerous years working in distillery operations or bourbon promotions, and contributed significantly to bourbon’s stature and awareness worldwide.

 

September 14, 2010

WILD TURKEY® ASSOCIATE DISTILLER EDDIE RUSSELL TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE KENTUCKY BOURBON HALL OF FAME
Fourth Generation Russell Recognized for Crafting America’s Spirit

LAWRENCEBURG, KY (September 14, 2010) – Fourth Generation Russell Recognized for Crafting America’s Spirit After 29 years in the Kentucky Bourbon industry, Eddie Russell, Wild Turkey® Bourbon Associate Distiller, will be inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame, the highest honor given by the legendary Kentucky Bourbon industry. The ceremony will take place on September 17, 2010.

As the son of renowned Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, and the fourth generation Russell to work at the Austin Nichols distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Eddie Russell is of an unmatched pedigree in the bourbon industry. Before being promoted to the position of Associate Distiller in 2007, Russell collaborated with his father to create “Russell’s Reserve,” the award-winning, 10-year old small-batch bourbon that serves as a testimony to the family’s heritage of distilling craftsmanship and tradition. Eddie’s experience in and knowledge of the bourbon business makes him a prime candidate for this honor.

Russell’s honor comes nine years after his father’s induction at the inaugural Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame ceremony in 2001. The father and son team has spent a combined 85 years crafting the iconic Wild Turkey Bourbon. “We are very pleased to hear of Eddie’s well-deserved honor,” said Andrea Conzonato, Chief Operating Officer of Skyy Spirits. “Passing down Wild Turkey’s traditions from generation to generation ensures that the brand’s integrity is kept alive through timeless processes and an uncompromising focus on quality.”

The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame induction is one of many events that comprise the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival, which takes place this year from September 14 to 19 in historic Bardstown, KY. Candidates are nominated each year by the bourbon distilleries as well as by the Kentucky Bourbon Festival itself, and are finally selected by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. In order to be selected for induction, candidates must have spent numerous years working in distillery operations or bourbon promotions, and contributed significantly to bourbon’s stature and awareness worldwide.

 

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