The Legends Series, with Kentucky Derby Museum Bourbon Authority Fred Minnick presents Wild Turkey's Master Distiller Jimmy Russell. Russell is now considered the longest-tenured, active Master Distiller in the world. A man who has dedicated his life to preserving the centuries-old craft of whiskey making deserves a Bourbon befitting this unique milestone.
Enter Eddie Russell, who's been making whiskey by his father's side for more than 30 years. With Jimmy and Eddie's seal of approval, Wild Turkey is proud to release Diamond Anniversary, an exclusive, limited-edition mingling of 13- and 16-year-old whiskies that's as special a Bourbon as Jimmy is a distiller. Known among peers, Bourbon fans and aficionados as the "Buddha of Bourbon, the "Master Distiller's Master Distiller" and the "Elder Statesman," never before has such a product been created to honor a single individual who has so substantially contributed to the long success of a spirits brand.
Jimmy has long been recognized as an innovator in the category and a steward of Bourbon history and craft, remaining staunchly committed to making Bourbon using traditional methods. Since his first day on the job in 1954, Jimmy has seen man land on the moon, the walls of communism crumble, the invention of the Internet and more liquor fads come and go than he can count. He has raised a glass of Wild Turkey with countless thousands of people around the globe, created or co-created no less than 10 Bourbons, invented the first honey-flavored Bourbon, was inducted into the Bourbon Hall of Fame, and received a formal acclamation in the Kentucky legislature thanking him for his life-long contributions to the Bourbon industry and Commonwealth of Kentucky. It's been a long and exciting road for Jimmy Russell, but the journey isn't over yet.
Join us for an evening of Bourbon Tasting with Jimmy Russell.
Tickets are $50.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.derbymuseum.org.