Beast Masters Russell's Reserve Private Barrel Bourbon “The Hot Pickle”

Russell's Reserve

Beast Masters Russell's Reserve Private Barrel Bourbon “The Hot Pickle”

(0.75l, 55%)

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In 1869, the Ripy Brothers started distilling on Wild Turkey Hill near Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. The namesake product became their number one seller and the name of the distillery was changed to reflect that success. The Ripy Family sold the distillery in 1952, and then the normal rounds of mergers and acquisition occurred. Campari Group out of Italy owns them now and they produce a wide range of Bourbons under the very popular Wild Turkey brand along with several other brands.

Wild Turkey is one of the most well-known Bourbon Brands in the world, and the lads at Beast Masters have been given a chance to pick a barrel from Second generation Wild Turkey Master Distiller Eddie Russell’s private reserves from his oldest rickhouse. Built in 1890, Warehouse G’s most optimal maturation conditions tend to be in the winter time, and this "chosen-one" was distilled on New Year’s Eve 2007, aged on the sixth floor in the warehouse stack.

This private selection is “a true beast of a Bourbon…” the Beast crew affectionately naming the barrel “Hot Pickle.” But not to worry, “Hot Pickle” doesn’t refer to the taste, but rather the squad’s snack of choice after a long day of barrell-pickin’.

'Hot pickle!' became the rallying cry of our small but determined Bourbon task force as we drank our way across the Bluegrass State. We decided that from all the Whiskey we tasted, this barrel would have the honor of being dubbed, The Hot Pickle!” (Beast Masters) Bottled at 110 Proof, this Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel will leave you weak in the knees with its impeccable notes of wood, spice, and vanilla.

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  • Style
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
  • Bottler
    Wild Turkey Distilling Company
  • Age
    9 Year Old

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Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle does not bear an age it is at least 4 years old.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Full of char, oak, big vanilla, and spice with little hints of fruits, nuts, and chocolate

Taste / Flavor / Palate
Super oily, full of spice and vanilla, showcasing boldness rather than sweetness

Long, warm, and full of pipe tobacco, barbecue sauce and wood
Ratings & Reviews
Astringency is high, but better than I expected. Solid mid quality whiskey
Spicy and harsh right out of the gate, doesn't allow for much enjoyment for those who want more of a mellow drink or are new to whiskey
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