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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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  • Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): Changes in His Lifetime

    Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): Changes in His Lifetime

    Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, tells of his following the generations-old family trade in his hometown of Lawrenceburg, KY, and he discusses the steady consolidation of small family businesses into large companies over the years. 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/27814. Share

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  • Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): History of Wild Turkey

    Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): History of Wild Turkey

    Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses the history of the distillery: its early changes in ownership,  how annual turkey hunts led to its present name, and the success of the Wild Turkey brand. 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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  • Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): Wild Turkey Honey

    Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): Wild Turkey Honey

    Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses the creation of American Honey (originally Wild Turkey Honey Liqueur), some humorous old-time uses of it, and the brand’s continued success. 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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  • Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): Fire and Rebuilding

    Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): Fire and Rebuilding

    Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses the expansion of the industry and the fire in 2000 that destroyed one of the warehouses. 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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  • Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): The Bourbon Community

    Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): The Bourbon Community

    Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discusses lifelong friends in the Kentucky bourbon community and how the community works together. 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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  • Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): Legacy and Reflection

    Jimmy Russell (Wild Turkey): Legacy and Reflection

    Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, expresses his pride in his son Eddie and his appreciation of seeing people enjoying the various brands of Wild Turkey 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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  • Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): A Bad Batch

    Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): A Bad Batch

    Jimmy Russell and Eddie Russell, Master Distiller and Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, tell the story of the one bad batch of bourbon made in Jimmy’s lifetime. 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/27815. Share

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  • Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): A Close-Knit Community

    Jimmy and Eddie Russell (Wild Turkey): A Close-Knit Community

    Jimmy Russell and Eddie Russell, Master Distiller and Associate Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery, discuss cooperation in the industry and the privilege of knowing such legends as Booker Noe and Parker Beam. 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/27815. Share

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