View Full Version : FYI:Jimmy Russell Visits the Party Sorce Dec 15

12-13-2004, 12:11
From The Party Source in Bellevue, KY:
Please join us this Wednesday, December 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., when Wild Turkey Master Distiller Emeritus Jimmy Russell will visit The Party Source for a tasting and bottle signing. Jimmy recently celebrated his 50th anniversary at Wild Turkey, and is one of the most esteemed distillers in the Bourbon industry and indeed the world of whiskey. We will present a tasting of Wild Turkey Bourbons, including Jimmy's own Russell's Reserve, and Jimmy will be signing bottles. This is a great opportunity to pick up an autographed gift for the Bourbon lover in your family, as well as a chance to visit with one of the grand old masters of Bourbon. We hope to see you there, and thanks for choosing The Party Source.

12-13-2004, 14:45
...Wild Turkey Master Distiller Emeritus Jimmy Russell...

Emeritus? Is he still not on the job full-time as the 'official' master distiller?
Not that he doesn't deserve retirement, but I've never seen any reference to Eddie that doesn't include "eventual" in front of it.

12-13-2004, 18:29
Perhaps The Party Source made an incorrect assumption based on age.

12-14-2004, 10:45
The above is a copy/paste from an e-mail I received. Probably just an error.