Review #549. Russells Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon Eagle River

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

Age: NAS

Source: Sample


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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Rank: 6

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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 | Perfect


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