Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary Celebrates Jimmy Russell

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Jimmy Russell has brought a lot of joy (and maybe a few headaches) to a people over the years. Now, he has a commercial Bourbon in his honor.

The reigning master distiller at Wild Turkey in Lawrenceburg, KY, Russell is celebrating 60 years of service. As the longest-tenured, active Master Distiller in the world, Russell is now the star of Wild Turkey® Diamond Anniversary – a commemorative Bourbon.

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Jimmy’s son, Eddie (also a Wild Turkey distiller), came up with the special blend. He hand selected barrels aging for 13 and 16 years (nearly twice as long as Wild Turkey 101).

Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary is offered for an MSRP of $124.99 and will be available nationally in limited quantities in August 2014.