Working together with your dad—or grandfather—can have its ups and downs. But when that work is making whiskey, and the distillery is Wild Turkey, there’s a lot to enjoy. Jimmy Russell has served as master distiller at Wild Turkey for over 60 years; his son Eddie has worked alongside him since the early 1980s; and now Eddie’s son Bruce is coming up in the business. The three Russells sat down to share memories and stories about making whiskey, (occasionally) butting heads, and building a legacy that now spans multiple generations.
You’ll want to spend time with the No.-5 whisky of the 2019 Top 20, whose powerful flavors reward at every turn.
Taking the No.-4 spot in the 2019 Top 20, this bourbon shows strength, power, and grace—hallmarks of the distillery’s expertise.
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