Review #446 – Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, Lukas’ Liquor Pick
Review #446 | /r/Bourbon Review #253 – Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, Lukas’ Liquor Pick
The Schtick: This is the final phase of Gobble Til You Wobble and I’ll be looking at both the Bourbon and Ryes that are sold under that line. Bourbons first, ryes second. This is a modern offering from Wild Turkey with the higher entry proof. It is diluted to 110 pf and sold as a single barrel offering across the nation. Many stores have been able to do picks of these products, and extra information is available as a result. It is, still, a NAS product, though.
Distiller: Wild Turkey
Bottler: Wild Turkey
ABV: 55% ABV | 110pf
Barrel #: #89, Rickhouse G, Floor 5 (so close to flyin’ like a G6)
Source: r/scotchswap sample
Nose: Very floral, super unique so far. Vanilla is very prominent, there’s some ethanol and also a lot of butterscotch. Mmmmmm.
Taste: Thick and rich. Really full mouthfeel. There’s a lot of sweet vanilla, caramel, toffee. There’s some oaky, dry tannins and spice. Lots of floral influence here too. Honestly, if I didn’t know the producer, I might have pegged this as a nice 4R pick.
Finish: Long sweet and oaky. The dry tannins and the sweet, floral notes are really well balanced here.
Overall: This was a unique, and also complex pick. I really enjoyed it and am more than a little impressed by the complexity here and also the thickness and richness. Like I said above, strangely enough, this was very 4-Rosey to me, and I’m not sure I’d be able to pick it as a RRSiB against a 4R blind. I think that says a lot. Well, and so will the Rank I’m going to give it.
Thanks for reading!