That’s all I get when I ask Jimmy Russell if there’s a timeline for his retirement as master distiller at Wild Turkey Distillery. The 82-year-old just grins so broadly that I wonder if he’s holding back the truth.
Or perhaps his grin implies, “Fool, why’d you ask that? Don’t you know me? Sixty-two years here isn’t that long.”
Either way, the answer’s the same, and he waits patiently for the next question: “How many hours do you work each week?”
With a shrug, he looks at son, Eddie Russell, Wild Turkey’s master distiller, and says, “I don’t…