Review #464. Russells Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon Ottos Pick

​Gobble Til You Wobble, Day #41​

Review #464 | /r/Bourbon Review #264 – Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, Otto’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 #: 378 Rickhouse K- Floor 5

Source: r/scotchswap sample


Nose: Rich cream, toffee, mild oak, allspice. Overall, it’s very creamy with a little wood influence and some nice spice.

Taste: Thin but sweet. Faint cocoa, oaky tannins, pepper and clove. Not hot but a bit dry and spice forward for my tastes.

Finish: Short and a bit hot. There’s a little more oak than I’d like but the creaminess prevails with the sweetness to balance alright.

Overall: This is a good, middle of the road bottle. It’s a little creamier than most, with a little more wood than most but I like it just fine.

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 | Perfect | Nothing I would change.


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