Missouri Whiskey Society presents “Dinner with Jimmy Russell” — Wild Turkey, Master Distiller
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Enjoy a 3-course dinner with whiskey pairings and listen to the legendary stories of Wild Turkey bourbon from Jimmy Russell, a 60-year whiskey veteran. The night will also include a special tasting of the Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary bourbon.
$60 per person
Dubbed the “Buddha of Bourbon” and “The Master Distiller’s Master Distiller” by his industry peers, James C. “Jimmy” Russell knows Bourbon like he knows breathing. For an astounding 60 years, Russell has been making whiskey at the Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and today, is the longest-tenured, active spirits Master Distiller in the world. Growing up five miles from the distillery, he followed his father, who taught him the traditions and techniques of Bourbon craftsmanship. From his first position at the distillery sweeping floors, he reached the apex of his career as Master Distiller in the 1960’s learning how to make Bourbon the right way – from the inside out and everything in between. No job too small, no task too tedious.