Review #452. Russells Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon Liquor Depot Pick

​Review #452 – Russells Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon Liquor Depot Pick​

Review #452 | /r/Bourbon Review #258 – Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, Liquor Depot 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 #: 84, C-3

Bottled: 3/12/2014

Source: r/scotchswap sample


Nose: Sweet cream, cloves, buttery brown sugar, molasses and a fair bit of oak.

Taste: Sweet cream, dry tannic oak, spicy heat comes to play. Not really peppery, but there’s a lot of heat for 55%. Some nice cocoa and toffee on the back.

Finish: Medium length but hot, bitter and dry.

Overall: There wasn’t a lot here and I didn’t love what was. The nose was really nice, but I think that was it’s best asset. It’s hard to express, but this wasn’t as hot, bitter or dry as another bottle I had, so I’ll give this a 5. I thought it was just fine, but not exceptional, or to the inverse, exceptionally bad. Just not really remarkable.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Insurpassable | No better exists


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