Bourbon lovers find all sorts of ways to express their passion for their favorite brown spirit. T-shirts and shot glasses adorn the gift shops of every distillery. Collectors scour websites and festivals for lapel pins. And oh, the things we do with barrels! Both of The Bourbon Guys have tables made from bourbon barrels. But recently, we met someone who took his passion one step further and made it a permanent part of his body.
Shawn Doan and his girlfriend April Manning, of Terre Haute, Indiana, attended a tasting and dinner with Wild Turkey master distiller Jimmy Russell at Arnold’s Bar and Grill, Cincinnati’s oldest tavern. Shawn rolled up his shirtsleeves to reveal this tattoo that pays homage to his favorite bourbon brand, Wild Turkey. He was kind enough to allow The Bourbon Guys to photograph the ink masterpiece. And Jimmy Russell himself was kind enough to provide his autograph for Shawn — who, as it turns out, already had an appointment set for the next morning to permanently ink the living legend’s name underneath the familiar logo!
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