Review #549 | /r/Bourbon Review #306 – Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, Eagle River Pick
The Schtick: Rusell’s Reserve bourbon is a fairly well aged single barrel release from WT that is bottled at 55% ABV. This sample came in a swap well after my Gobble Til You Wobble Series which was nice. That was a lot of turkey. The break in between was refreshing.
Distiller: Wild Turkey
Bottler: Wild Turkey
ABV: 55% ABV
Nose: Calssic turkey spice and cinnamon. Caramel, clove and some faint orange zest.
Taste: Medium mouthfeel, some heat. Caramel, clove and pepper and dominant notes. Lots of allspice.
Finish: Medium length, hot and oaky. Orange is here with caramel, pepper and dry tannins.
Overall: Overall, this was nice but far from remarkable. It’s a standard, on-profile gobbler – which is never bad, but often not particularly exciting either. What it does, it does well.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
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6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
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9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
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