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Are you ready to go behind the barrel?

Presented by the USBG: Learn the history of Wild Turkey Bourbon from Master Distillers Jimmy & Eddie Russell. Apply for a chance to go Behind the Barrel at the distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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 […]