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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): 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): 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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  • Olivia Ripy: Working in the Visitor Center

    Olivia Ripy: Working in the Visitor Center

    Olivia Ripy, formerly in charge of the visitor center at Wild Turkey and granddaughter of the distillery’s founder T. B. Ripy, discusses her time working in the Wild Turkey distillery’s Visitor Center at a time when bourbon tourism was just beginning. 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/27889. Share

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  • Olivia Ripy: Master Distillers

    Olivia Ripy: Master Distillers

    Olivia Ripy, formerly in charge of the visitor center at Wild Turkey and granddaughter of the distillery’s founder T. B. Ripy, explains what it means to be a Master Distiller and names several of them who have been influential in her life. 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/27889. Share

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  • Olivia Ripy: Ghosts at the Distillery

    Olivia Ripy: Ghosts at the Distillery

    Olivia Ripy, formerly in charge of the visitor center at Wild Turkey and granddaughter of the distillery’s founder T. B. Ripy, discusses her experiences with ghosts in the distillery (now the Wild Turkey distillery). 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/27889. Share

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  • Olivia Ripy: The Art of Kentucky Bourbon

    Olivia Ripy: The Art of Kentucky Bourbon

    Olivia Ripy, formerly in charge of the visitor center at Wild Turkey and granddaughter of the distillery’s founder T. B. Ripy, discusses the craft of bourbon as a form of art unique to Kentucky. 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/27889. Share

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