Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel

RR Single Barrel

Price: $55 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Wild Turkey / Campari

Region: Kentucky

55% ABV

Mashbill: 75% corn, 13% rye, 12% barley

Aged For: Around 8 – 10 years

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4

Chill Filtered: No

 


 

Color: Chestnut Brown

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Corn wax, rye, cinnamon, pepper, clove, and oak.

Mouthfeel: Dry and warm

Palate/Taste: Sweeter than the nose, vanilla, honey, tobacco, oak, baking spice, and nutmeg.

Finish: Shot, but hot. Rye, cinnamon, vanilla, and oak.

Thoughts: While it’s not bad, I prefer the profile of the regular 101 to the RR. The finish was to hot and short.

Score: 78 out of 100

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