Jimmy Russell

Born in 1935, Jimmy Russell started at the Boulevard Distillery (later to be renamed Wild Turkey Distillery) on September 10, 1954 as a plant sweeper at the age of 19.  In 1967 he would be named the distillery’s 3rd master distiller. A role he would keep for 48 years until 2015 when his son, Eddie, would take over as the master distiller.


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March 29, 2022

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