This thoroughbred, small-batch Bourbon ain’t no turkey.
Just like a Kentucky Thoroughbred racehorse, sometimes the best way to begin understanding a new Bourbon is to look at its lineage … its pedigree. 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.
10 Year Old