The Iconic Spirits Blog

Wild Turkey

June 6, 2012

Tags: Wild Turkey 81, Wild Turkey 101, Russell's Reserve, Rare Breed, Wild Turkey 81 Rye, Jimmy Russell

During my visit to Wild Turkey in April, I was fortunate to spend some time with Master Distiller Jimmy Russell. Sometimes referred to as “the grand old man of Kentucky Bourbon,” Russell has been working at the distillery since 1954. He’s still on the job at 78, although he spends more and more time as a roving ambassador for the brand. Charming and loquacious, he is a wealth of knowledge about the distilling process, and it was a privilege to be able to taste with him. (more…)