Review #470. Russells Reserve Single Barrel Rye, Russells Family Collection, LB Series 2

​Gobble Til You Wobble, Day 47​

Review #470 | /r/Bourbon Review #270 – Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye, Russell’s Family Collection, LB Series 2

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 104 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: 52% ABV | 104pf

Age: NAS

Barrel #: #2 – E – 2

Source: r/scotchswap sample

Nose: Rich nougat, caramel, vanilla and buttercream. Honey, gingerbread, pepper and some oak. Creamy caramel.

Taste: Thick and rich, mild heat. Honey, gingerbread, oakiness. Pepper, faint lemon zest and some nice caramel.

Finish: Sweet, but short with mild heat. There’s a lot more oak here and although there’s a good sweet component, it’s a little dry for my tastes.

Overall: I really enjoyed this pick as well, but unfortunately, it was a little on the dry side for me. I have a feeling this would make a wicked cocktail.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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 | Perfect.


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