Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Russell’s Reserve 10 Year

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  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    45%

  • Age:

    10 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: This is a big, bold crush of a whiskey. There’s nothing subtle or unusual, here, but a real Granddaddy Bourbon that wouldn’t be out of place in any glass – neat after work, over ice with a pal in the study, or as the base of a super old-fashioned.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: The long, enjoyable finish is earthy, but there’s an unwanted bitterness at the end that cannot be denied. If not for the bitter end, this would rate much higher.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: A scant touch of hospital character grips on tight at the finish, but as with the somewhat funky nose, it eases up over time.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: I’ve referred to Russell’s Reserve 10 year as an amazing “session whiskey” a lot over the last few years due to it’s ease to drink and its ability to provide enough interesting flavors to ruminate over.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: It’s a robust bourbon that’s as comforting as a big warm hug… unless you don’t like hugs. In which case it’s as comforting as something else that you do (like a great bourbon perhaps).
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: A nose of cinnamon, butter, roasted wood and vanilla with a palate consisting of a complex oaky sweetness alongside orange, dark chocolate, leather and baking spices.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: While it’s not often cited as people's favorite Wild Turkey product, it's a must-have for anyone seeking a traditional higher-aged, lower-proof sipping bourbon.
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  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Theres mild vanilla and cinnamon and nothing really remarkable.
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  • Intro:

    This is an age stated product from the Russells at Wild Turkey

  • Nose:

    Malty sweet, vanilla and some light cinnamon.

  • Taste:

    This, light and hot. Lots of cinnamon and some mild vanilla.

  • Finish:

    Short and honestly, uninspiring. Theres mild vanilla and cinnamon and nothing really remarkable.

  • Overall:

    I like turkey. I love turkey. This...I cant help but be disappointed in.

  • Score:

    4

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