Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Wild Turkey
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation No. 4 alligator charred American white oak barrels
  • Alcohol 55%
  • Single cask? Yes
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • charred
  • apple
  • honey
  • pie
  • oak
  • carbon

Russell's Reserve

Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey (0.75l, 55%)
Price $68.99

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Character Goatson
A masterful creation of knowledge and tradition.

Back in the middle of the 19th Century, when the Civil War ended, the Ripy Bros returned from the battlefields to their hometown of Lawrenceburg. They picked the slopes of Wild Turkey Hill as a place for their new distillery. It was closed for a short period during the Prohibition and in 1954, it started operating under the guardianship of Jimmy Russell, the 'Buddha of Bourbon'. He knows Bourbon like he knows breathing and Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon is an amazing result of his talent.

After the distillation, they mature the Bourbon in the deepest #4 "alligator" char. Now, charring of barrels also serves as filtration and the No. 4 char is the highest level where the barrel is charred for almost a minute (which is a lot). And when your barrel is basically lined with carbon, it filters unwanted compounds found in young whiskey. Rest assured, this Bourbon is clean as heck.

All the fuss pays off, naturally: this Bourbon is subtle with notes of cinnamon and oak, balanced with undertones of vanilla and honey. The finish is deep and rich. And that's how you will feel after taking a sip of this lovely Spirit. 
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Wild Turkey
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Maturation No. 4 alligator charred American white oak barrels
  • Alcohol 55%
  • Single cask? Yes
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Golden. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Oak, cinnamon, spice, vanilla. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Cinnamon, oak, vanilla. 

Finish
Long, apple pie, oak.
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  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • charred
  • apple
  • honey
  • pie
  • oak
  • carbon
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
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