Are you the king or queen of Old Fashioneds? Come show us what you got! We have teamed up with JoAnn Street, Brand Ambassador of Wild Turkey, to host an Old Fashioned Cocktail Competition on February 26, 2019, at 8:30 p.m. Here’s the catch – you can only use five ingredients or less.
First Place – $75 Gift Card + Wild Turkey Swag
Second Place – $50 Gift Card + Wild Turkey Swag
Third Place – $25 Gift Card + Wild Turkey Swag
Be here by 8 p.m. to get registered for the competition. We look forward to tasting your drink!
At the event, you will also have the opportunity to learn more about Behind the Barrel, Wild Turkey’s three-day camp. While we are all eagerly waiting to see what 2019’s event consists of, click here for a look at last year’s event.
About JoAnn Street
JoAnn Street at a glance:
- Brand Ambassador for Wild Turkey and Russell’s Reserve
- Granddaughter of Master Distiller Jimmy Russell
- Niece of Master Distiller Eddie Russell
When the “Buddha of Bourbon”– Jimmy Russell – is your grandfather, it’s not a stretch to image a career working in the family business. Growing up in Nashville, Tennessee, JoAnn’s first bourbon-centric memory was attending conventions with Mimmy (a nickname Jimmy’s grandchildren use) at a young age. While manning the booth, she embedded herself in the Wild Turkey culture – learning all she could along the way.
Her opportunity to immerse herself firsthand continued when she transferred to the University of Kentucky – bringing her a bit closer to the family distillery.
Starting as a tour guide in the Visitor Center, JoAnn learned the meticulous craft behind America’s native spirit. She eventually became an event planner and brand ambassador for the distillery, bringing to life the passion the Russell’s have for the bourbon industry. JoAnn believes, like her grandfather and uncle, that keeping bourbon in the family is a recipe for success.
Like her cousin Bruce before her, Street’s role as a brand ambassador encompasses both the Wild Turkey and Russell’s Reserve portfolio of bourbons and ryes. However, as part of her new role, she will use her voice and knowledge as a spokesperson for Campari America’s “Women & Whiskies” – a program that fosters community and empowerment while bringing women together to enjoy whisk(e)y.
JoAnn currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where she enjoys working out, hanging with friends and watching documentaries about anything. Like any good cocktail connoisseur, JoAnn has her favorites – a Kentucky Spirit Old Fashioned and the Paper Plane.