Tag: Jimmy Russell

’Twas the Flight before Christmas

  By Chad and Carla Carlton (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore) ’Twas the FLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, well, except for my spouse; The Bourbons were stocked near the wet bar…

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Wild Turkey

1417 Versailles Road, Lawrenceburg, KY  40342 wildturkey.com, 502-839-2182 PRODUCTS: Wild Turkey 101, Wild Turkey 101 Rye, Wild Turkey 81, Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Kentucky Spirit, Russell’s Reserve, Russell’s Reserve Rye, Wild Turkey American Honey The Russells—father Jimmy and son Eddie—are…

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Wild Turkey Master’s Keep

17 years, 86.8 proof $150/750ml suggested retail price The story: This 17-year-old bourbon, set to debut in August 2015, is Eddie Russell’s debut after being named Wild Turkey co-master distiller alongside his father, Jimmy Russell. Its story began in 1997,…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Humor

At a dinner recently with special guests Jimmy and Joretta Russell, above, we were discussing flavor profiles of bourbon. “I use simple terms,” Jimmy said, noting the vanilla and caramel notes in Russell’s Reserve 10. And then he told a…

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Wild Turkey Visitor Center

  After getting a taste at the Governor’s Derby Eve Gala of the new Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary bourbon bottled in honor of master distiller Jimmy Russell’s 60-year career, I made a stop at the distillery’s new Visitors Center on…

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Women, whiskey and wit

That’s bourbon royalty you’re looking at there, y’all. You might recognize Jimmy Russell, longtime master distiller at Wild Turkey. You might not know his wife, Joretta. She tends to stay in the background when he is holding forth at a…

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Wild Turkey Tradition

Wild Turkey Tradition 14 years old; 101 proof About $115/750ml Wild Turkey Tradition has the most impressive packaging I’ve ever seen. It comes in a large, rectangular wooden box (see image below). You have to push in buttons on the side…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

“How do you tell a moonshiner in Kentucky? That Mason jar makes a little mark on their nose.” That’s the wit and wisdom of Jimmy Russell, master distiller at Wild Turkey. Jimmy loves to have a little fun, so here…

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