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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)

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Jimmy Russell looks over one of the 23 new fermenters Wild Turkey Distillery has installed in an expansion at the plant. Automation has led to an increase in production.