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Presented by the USBG: Learn the history of Wild Turkey Bourbon from Master Distillers Jimmy & Eddie Russell. Apply for a once in a lifetime experience spending 3 days at the distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

A Letter From Bruce Russell

Dear Friends, For Wild Turkey, “101” has always held a special significance. It’s the hallmark Bourbon of the Wild Turkey portfolio, and the whiskey that my father and grandfather have spent their careers perfecting. Fans of our Bourbon have raised many a glass of Wild Turkey 101 to celebrate life’s many milestones, and today marks […]

WITH FIRST BARREL PROOF OFFERING, NEW CONTENDER FOR “UNICORN” STATUS ENTERS THE BOURBON LEXICON: INTRODUCING RUSSELL’S RESERVE® 2002

Master Distiller Eddie Russell Releases Highly-Anticipated Sequel to Russell’s Reserve® 1998 with Ultra-Rare, Non-Chill Filtered Bourbon LAWRENCEBURG, KY (JUNE 26, 2018) As Bourbon collectors continue their quest for those hard-to-find whiskey “unicorns,” Russell’s Reserve® unveils a real Kentucky gem with the release of Russell’s Reserve 2002 – a beautiful vintage hand-selected by Master Distiller Eddie […]

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 […]