Interview with Jimmy Russell, September 30, 2013

Project: Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Jimmy Russell is a Master Distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. In this interview he discusses his beginnings at Wild Turkey and how the distillery has changed since he began working there. He talks about changes in the bourbon industry and discusses new trends including consumers becoming more knowledgeable about the product, and the popularity of the bourbon tourism industry. He talks about how he became a master distiller and the awards he has received from the industry. He talks about his family's involvement in Wild Turkey and the camaraderie among Kentucky bourbon distillers.

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2013oh451_bik023

Interviewee Name

Jimmy Russell

Interviewer Name

Al Young

Interview Date

2013-09-30

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Russell, Jimmy Interview by Al Young. 30 Sep. 2013. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Russell, J. (2013, September 30). Interview by A. Young. Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Russell, Jimmy, interview by Al Young. September 30, 2013, Bourbon in Kentucky: Kentucky Bourbon Tales Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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