Review #462. Russells Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon Discount Liquors Pick

​Gobble Til You Wobble, Day #39​

Review #462 | /r/Bourbon Review #262 – Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, Discount Liquor’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 #: #15 Rickhouse G, Floor 4

Source: r/scotchswap sample


Nose: Sweet and fruity, gingerbread and caramel. Doughy, there is some ethanol but it’s faint. Vanilla, fruity spice and clove. This is very off profile from what I’ve tasted of the other barrels – but I like it. Sweet, fruity, some nice gingerbread. Mmmm.

Taste: Medium mouthfeel, there is some mild heat. Sweet turkey spice, doughy caramel and creamy vanilla. Lots of fruity notes, almost like a faintly spicy alberta rye. There’s also quite a bit of toffee here and the clove is very subdued.

Finish: Long finish and nice and mild – no real heat here. Vanilla, lots of tobacco, leather and cocoa. Very off profile, but very good.

Overall: I really like how unique this is. It’s off profile, but not in a bad way.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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 | Perfect | Nothing I would change.


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