If you’re going to make whiskey, you should learn from the best—especially if that person is your grandfather. Bruce Russell began working for Wild Turkey just a few years ago, but his grandfather, legendary master distiller Jimmy Russell, has been making whiskey there for over 60 years. Their intimate conversation reveals a special bond, made even deeper now that Bruce has joined the business.
We examine the singular qualities that earned Virginia Distillery Co.’s Cider Cask Finished Whiskey a spot on our 2018 Top 20.
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