Review #448. Russells Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon Westports Pick

​Review #448 – Russells Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon Westports Pick​

Review #448 | /r/Bourbon Review #255 – Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, Westport’s 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

Age: NAS

Barrel #: #16-235, Rickhouse H4-46 3

Barreled: 10/2/2007

Bottled: 12/21/16

Source: r/scotchswap sample

Nose: Cloves, turkey spice, very soft and buttery. Faint vanilla.

Taste: Thin mouthfeel, sweet but no heat. Sweet vanilla, very dessert forward with cream, cloves, toffee, some faint cocoa. It’s light, dainty, sweet.

Finish: Medium, tannic and drying with lots of vanilla, cocoa and some caramel.

Overall: Overall, this was fine, but not impressive. For 55% it was oddly light and thin. If the tannins in the finish would have toned down to match the daintiness of the nose and palate, it would have likely scored higher. Oh well, win some and lose some!

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


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