Review #904 – Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, Master Distiller’s 2018 Selection

Review #904 | Bourbon Review #473 – Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, Master Distiller’s Select 2018

The Schtick: This is a single barrel of bourbon from Wild Turkey under the Russell’s Reserve label. This was picked by a variety of bourbon distillery Master Distiller’s for a springtime festival in Kentucky. This hails from D-6.

I shamelessly stole this header image from /u/rockrev because there aren’t a ton floating around the interwebs

Distiller: Wild Turkey

Bottler: Wild Turkey

ABV: 55% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Honey, maple, light cocoa. Some ethanol, light melon and stewed fruits. Really dark and fruity, very rich, without being an oak overdrive.

Taste: Medium mouth feel. Minor heat. Cherry, oak and tobacco. Some waffle cone, nougat and caramel. Some bitterness, but nothing too offensive. The red fruits are really prominent: cherry, currant and some blackberry. Lots of clove and trademark Turkey spice.

Finish: Medium length, cocoa, caramel and lots of tobacco. Fruity character sort of diminishes to give way to clove, tobacco and cocoa. Overall: I guess these guys sort of know what there doing. I really enjoyed this, as it strayed from being an oaky spice bomb and introduced some really nice tobacco and dark fruits.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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