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Austin Nichols starts selling wine and spirits as a wholesale grocer. The business he starts would later own Wild Turkey.

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The Ripy brothers open their family distillery on Wild Turkey Hill in Lawrenceburg, KY.

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The Ripy Brothers’ bourbon represents Kentucky at the World’s Fair.

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Wild Turkey Bourbon gets its name from a distillery executive during an annual Wild Turkey hunting trip.

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Master Distiller Jimmy Russell joins Wild Turkey.

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Wild Turkey’s first liqueur is introduced.

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Associate Master Distiller Eddie Russell joins Wild Turkey.

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Rare Breed, a premium barrel-proof bourbon, is introduced.

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Kentucky Spirit, a single-barrel, 101-proof bourbon, is released.

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Jimmy Russell is inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.

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Jimmy Russell celebrates his 50th year at the Wild Turkey distillery.

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American Honey, a liqueur with real Wild Turkey Bourbon and pure American Honey, is introduced.

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American Spirit, a 15-year-old bourbon, is released in honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month.

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Eddie Russell is inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.

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Eddie Russell introduces Wild Turkey 81.

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