Russell's Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey

Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey

(0.75l, 45%)


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$33.99
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A lovely Bourbon from the father-son dream team.

Believe it or not, you wouldn't be here without your dad. And his dad. And his dad's dad. What we're trying to say is all the fathers in your bloodline are important. And to understand yourself (or anything, really) is to look at your lineage. The same goes with Kentucky racehorses or a new Bourbon.

Russell Reserve Bourbon is a small-batch release distilled at the Wild Turkey Distillery, owned by Campari Group. But it’s also the pet project of father-and-son master distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell — and they have hung their name and reputation on it. There are three bottles in the Russell Reserve line, including an 8 YO, and 10 YO, and a single-barrel version. 

The Russell’s not only distill Bourbon for Campari, they get to taste and match casks too. They set aside — reserve — the best casks of aging Bourbon to create Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old. The formula is simple and classic — a solid mix of corn, wheat, rye, and a dash of barley distilled and aged a full ten years in dark #4 char, white oak casks. Awards? It’s got nine of them, including a rare double-gold medal in San Francisco.
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    10 Year Old
  • Maturation
    #4 charred American white oak barrels

Flavor Spiral™

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caramel
spicy
slightly sweet
creamy vanilla
dry
cherry
fudge
fruit
marzipan
What does Russell's Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Russell's Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

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Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm mahogany.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet toffee and creamy vanilla with Luxardo cherry and marzipan.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
More rich toffee and vanilla with spice cake and earthy wood.

Finish
Tingly spice and amaretto.

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Ratings & Reviews
Craig
Craig,
More of an everyday bourbon for me. Smooth and mild. Vanilla and cream flakes.
 
Craig
Craig,
Easy drinker, near. Very mellow with little burn.
 
Jason
Jason,
Nice smooth bourbon for the price point. Excellent for making a cocktail. One of my early bottles I tried and better than the Longbranch.
 
Chris
Chris,
Amazing bourbon flavors, cherry, vanilla, and cream. Shortest life, of any bottle I've ever purchased. Love this bourbon.
 
David
David,
Very smooth. I always drink this neat and it is great every time. I've had more complex bourbons with bolder flavors, but for the price point this is in daily drinker category.
 
Alex
Alex,
I liked Russell’s Reserve- but had high expectations. I visited the Wild Turkey Distillery last year- my favorite bourbon. They spoke highly of this bottle but it wasn’t available at the premises and I was unable to find it at a local speciality store. Saw it was available on Flaviar and ordered immediately. I understand it’s aged 10 years, which made that authentic taste considerably subtle. I would gladly enjoy again, but still think the Longbranch is unmatched from Wild Turkey.
 
Sean
Sean,
There are many things to like about Russells Reserve, and I have the upmost respect for Eddie and his father Jimmy. I have really enjoyed several of their single barrel selections and blends, but this one is somewhat lackluster. I taste definitely some cherry or Berry flavors in this blend, but not super impressed. To me, it taste more like the cherries in Robitussin cough medicine, and I do not like the medicinal notes. Consider trying, or otherwise consider trying a couple other wild turkey options.
 
Richard
Richard,
Great under $40 bottle
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
I have nothing but respect for Eddie and Jimmy Russell. But this one falls a little flat. At 90’proof it’s very smooth, but this whiskey does not bloom. The moment it touches water it might as well be water. Too bland, go for the single barrel.
 
Darren
Darren,
A great bourbon at a great price point - rich flavors of caramel and vanilla - cheers.
 
Chris
Chris,
Got a nice lingering spice and flavor. Can’t go wrong. Hints of vanilla are nice
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Maple and caramel foremost on the palate followed by dark cocoa, cinnamon, and slight brown sugar. Finish is well-balanced with a few more notes of cinnamon, clean with a touch of leather.

Russell's Reserve 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made in Kentucky using a generations-old mash recipe. After the grains are mashed and fermented, they are distilled to a lower proof than at other distilleries in Kentucky, meaning that less water is used in diluting the bourbon before it is matured and bottled. Following distillation, the bourbon is aged for at least 10 years in virgin American oak casks that have been charred with a #4 char. Typically, the degree of charring within a cask is measured on a scale of one to four, with a #1 char referring to casks that have been slightly toasted, and a #4 char referring to casks that have been charred so heavily that the interior resembles an alligator hide (the latter are nicknamed alligator-charred casks). The heavy char contributes bold notes of vanilla, cinnamon and oak to Russell's Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon, and compliments its notes of honey and cloves.

Each batch of Russell's Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon is crafted from only a handful of casks, each of which is personally selected by Russell and his son, Eddie (together, the pair have over 80 years of experience making bourbon). In addition, the casks selected are exclusively from the center of Wild Turkey's rickhouse, which Russell believes is the best area for maturing bourbon.
 
John
John,
I like it, a great everyday drinker
 
Brett
Brett,
Has the perfect taste going down as well as after taste. Best over a large cube of iced and chill the bottle. MY favorite!
 
Kyle
Kyle,
This is a wonderful bourbon. There's all the traditional honey, oak, and spice in here but it's not run of the mill. The oak char shines on this one. Barrell selects are even more amazing, so keep your eyes out!
 
Brett
Brett,
My favorite over ice
 
guest
guest,
Light-bodied. Some vanilla, molasses, and cherry undertone. Light finish.
 
David
David,
Awesome, so smooth
 
Alan
Alan,
Smooth and tasty - good to sip over a large chunk of ice.
 
Paul
Paul,
Enjoyable!
 
guest
guest,
Not bad at all, great up front with a lingering finish!
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Very good, and very smooth definitely can see this as a daily drinker. But it sort of feels like every other mainstream bourbon. I don’t really get any taste that sets it apart.
 
guest
guest,
Good sipping bourbon
 
Robert
Robert,
My go-to daily drinker. Everything I want from my whiskey.
 
guest
guest,
Solid everyday sipping bourbon
 
Bill
Bill,
Smooth, but with some complexity, best budget bourbon I've had recently.
 
Mike
Mike,
Good stuff, best tasting whiskey I’ve tasted, and good price. I got it under 40 dollars, it’s way worth it, IMO
 
Chase
Chase,
This is a very punchy bourbon that rich and spicy. It belongs in a cocktail with other strong flavors.
 
Prenard
Prenard,
Another one that often gets overlooked. This is a solid 10 year full of flavor and quite smooth too.
 
James
James,
Very drinkable neat or on the rocks. It's smooth and sweet with a nice balance of oak.
 
Sam
Sam,
A very good bourbon. Not my preferred profile but it's a dang good one. Vanilla and corn are what I really get a lot of
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Smooth up front. Spicy notes on the back
 
Kenneth
Kenneth,
Awesome neat. Lots of caramel and vanilla with some burn on the back end the mouth feel is lasting and is bold. Leaving you looking forward to the next sip!!!!
 
E&J
E&J,
Love the sweet
 
Chris
Chris,
Big oak spice and vanilla
 
Michael
Michael,
Good every day drinker. Smooth and highly drinkable.
 
Steve
Steve,
I think it has a spicy kick. I like it.
 
Tim
Tim,
Enjoyed the caramel note in this bourbon.
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Has a nice price point for a 10 year old - 29.99 on sale, normally $33. Has a very good sweet caramel taste, oak too.
 
Donna
Donna,
Very smooth, easy drinkablilty
 
Todd
Todd,
Great flavor with a good amount of bite... this is a whisky that I crave on a Friday night after a long work week.
 
Vince
Vince,
Great mixer! A little hot through the nose and peppery neat, but mixes well. Not quite a sipper.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Better than the Breckinridge provided in the Welcome sampler. Good finish and balanced on the tongue.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
A little brighter than most bourbon to me, pairs well with citrus.
 
Charles
Charles,
I am a fan of many Wild Turkey products, but for a 10 year bourbon, I was incredibly underwhelmed. Perhaps I just picked up a bottle that didn't match my expectations. Its affordable enough to try again another day.
 
DOUGLASS
DOUGLASS,
Not as sweet and caramel as the flavor spiral indicates. More spicy, especially on the finish.
 
lynne
lynne,
i really like this bourbon -- its a kin to a blantons with the vanilla and caramel but at a little cheaper price point.
 
Johnny
Johnny,
By far my favorite go to bourbon! A nice price point for a 10yr that is very smooth with a nice finish.
 
Chris
Chris,
Great everyday drink
 
Kerry
Kerry,
My favorite daily drinker. Great peppery, oaky bourbon.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Really solid. Nice burn at 90 proof. Butter, citrus and honey up front. Char and apple on the back end. Good value considering you're getting a 10 y/o bourbon for it (which is really when they tend to hit their stride in a lot of cases).
 
Michael
Michael,
Packs a punch, but nice notes of caramel
 
Antti
Antti,
the 10 year old is a good sipping bourbon with a birth of sweet grain; a life of rich toffee that leads to a spicy death.
 
Michael
Michael,
I didn't really feel it lived up to my expectations and so I wasn't very impressed as I wanted to be.
 
Jay
Jay,
Caramel rye pepper
 
Lynn
Lynn,
The aroma is very strong bourbon. After setting it mellows. I'd you enjoy bourbon this should satisfy. Very close to turkey but milder. .
 
Shannon
Shannon,
Floral and complex. One of the best bourbons for sitting and sipping. Probably my favorite thing out of the Wild Turkey products and definitely better than most. However, it is not smoky, so if you love smoke, this one probably isn't going to like your... fire.
 
Corey
Corey,
Very smooth. If you like wild turkey you will love it
 
guest
guest,
At this point, it's my favorite bourbon. Just the right balance of sweet with enough bite.
 
Clinton
Clinton,
It's a pretty smooth wild turkey.
 
Heidler
Heidler,
Not smooth- prefer wild turkey rare breed to this
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Great taste .. strong flavor.. best neat but mixes well
 
Daniel
Daniel,
A little oaky.. a splash of water brings some fruity sweetness. Long finish. Good stuff but opens up a ton with a bit of water. Spicier than similar eagle rare
 
Gary
Gary,
Simply ok. Little rough going down
 
Alex
Alex,
Lots of corn flavor hits at mid tounge. Flavor seems muted compared to many others.
 
Mike
Mike,
Great wild turkey
 
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