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Master distiller Jimmy Russell (right) and his son Eddie are reflected in a mirror in the Wild Turkey Distillery offices in Lawrenceburg, Ky. Times are good for bourbon distilleries because of an increasing worldwide thirst for Kentucky's signature liquor. (Associated Press)

Master distiller Jimmy Russell (right) and his son Eddie are reflected in a mirror in the Wild Turkey Distillery offices in Lawrenceburg, Ky. Times are good for bourbon distilleries because of an increasing worldwide thirst for Kentucky's signature liquor. (Associated Press)

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