Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye Kentucky Bourbon Affair (2017) Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye Kentucky Bourbon Affair (2017)

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  • Distiller:

    Wild Turkey

  • Bottler:

    Wild Turkey

  • ABV:

    52%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    This is the final phase of Gobble Til You Wobble and Ill be looking at both the Bourbon and Ryes that are sold under that line. Bourbons first, ryes second. This is a modern offering from Wild Turkey with the higher entry proof. It is diluted to 104 pf and sold as a single barrel offering across the nation. Many stores have been able to do picks of these products, and extra information is available as a result. It is, still, a NAS product, though.

  • Nose:

    Caramel, honey, toffee. Sweet tobacco, cloves, turkey spice. Some musty leather. Faint lemon zest. Big vanilla.

  • Taste:

    Sweet, medium mouthfeel. Some heat. Rich caramel, toffee and pepper. A bit on the spicy, citric side.

  • Finish:

    Long but sweet and rich - theres some heat but its not overwhelming. Caramel is really prominent here and theres a good bit of oak. The balance is spot on, though. Not too sweet, not too tannic and bitter.

  • Overall:

    This is definitely a more off-profile, or unique, rye pick. I liked the uniqueness of the profile and found the oak balance to be pretty impressive.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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