Wild Turkey has announced the return of the bartender engagement program “Behind the Barrel.”
In partnership with the United States Bartenders Guild, Behind the Barrel offers a peek behind the curtains into Wild Turkey’s bourbon-making methods.
To help hone their craft, bartenders learn the art of whiskey-making from Bourbon Hall of Famers and the only father and son Master Distilling duo in the industry – Jimmy and Eddie Russell. From the grain selection to barrel placement in the aging warehouses, Behind the Barrel lifts the veil on the A to Z of Wild Turkey’s production and distilling process.
Together, Jimmy and son Eddie Russell represent 95 years of distilling experience. For decades, they have continued their commitment to using traditional methods. To be chosen for this up-close-and-personal experience, bartenders must demonstrate that, like Jimmy and Eddie Russell, they too have an uncompromising spirit, according to a press release.
The participants will spend a weekend dividing their time between educational activities in Lawrenceburg and enjoying the best food, drink and activities Kentucky has to offer. While a strong Bourbon foundation is a critical component of the program, Behind the Barrel will leave room for fun – from skeet shooting and a special sugar barrel tasting with Eddie Russell to camping out under the stars on the distillery grounds.
Behind the Barrel is open to USBG and non-USBG members. Applications for the 30 available spots will be taken through August 15.
To apply, visit wildturkeybourbon.com.