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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Personal History

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Personal History

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, tells of how as a young man he wanted to move to a big city but ended up discovering that his home is his hometown of Lawrenceburg, KY. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27813. Share

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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Beginning in the Industry

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Beginning in the Industry

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses his first jobs in the company and how technology has since then changed distillery jobs. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27813. Share

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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): The Bourbon Renaissance

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): The Bourbon Renaissance

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses the Bourbon Renaissance: how it has removed the stigma surrounding bourbon and whiskey, and how  the industry has now reached a point even higher than it was in the ’50s and ’60s. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27813. Share

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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Wild Turkey Around the World

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Wild Turkey Around the World

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses his firsthand experience in Japan of Wild Turkey’s international reputation–a growing reputation, as exports have grown from 6% of total Wild Turkey sales in the 1980s to 35-40% today. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27813. Share

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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): The Bourbon Trail

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): The Bourbon Trail

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses The Bourbon Trail and how it benefits the company by informing customers about the product and the industry. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27813. Share

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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Fire in the Distillery

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Fire in the Distillery

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses the fire in 2000 that destroyed a warehouse and led to the building of a new one. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27813. Share

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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Enticing the Younger Enthusiast

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): Enticing the Younger Enthusiast

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses the company’s efforts to attract younger customers, particularly in new and updated flavors. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27813. Share

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  • Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): What Makes Good Bourbon?

    Eddie Russell, Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, mentions some of the factors that make great bourbon and discusses how the skill set required in distillery employees has changed over time. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://www.kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27813. Share

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  • Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): Early Career

    Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): Early Career

    Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses how the consumer base of bourbon has changed over time, what his first job was in the industry and how that job too has changed, and what it takes to make good bourbon. This interview is from the Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries. Watch the full interview: http://kentuckyoralhistory.org/interviews/27814. Share

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