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Russell's Reserve Small Batch Single Barrel Tasting notes and reviews

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Russell's Reserve Small Batch Single Barrel

Brand
Russell's Reserve
Expression
Small Batch Single Barrel
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Abv
55.00%
Produced at
Wild Turkey Distillery
Region
Kentucky

Martine Nouet

78
Nose
Big, powerful. Woody. Cedarwood. Cigar box. Waxed jacket. Sour fruit. Cranberry.
Palate
A sweet start then a huge oaky outburst. Bitter chocolate. Pepper. A huge wave of spices and oak which numbs the tongue. Walnut toffee notes too.
Finish
Dry, spicy, prickly.
Comment
A big untamed Bourbon which needs a dash of water to calm down. Not much though as it goes on the astringent side. I know there are fans of this style. Too fiery for me.

Rob Allanson

85
Nose
Huge nose, serious stuff. Crammed full of aromatic cedar boxes, drying tobacco, fermented cherries, buttered cornbread and toffee pennies.
Palate
The oak is at the front here, toffee and cinnamon spices. Nutneg and allspice. Pinewood resin, dark chocolate and hazelnuts.
Finish
Warming and spicy.
Comment
Whoa a big Bourbon, great stuff indeed. Takes me right back to the rickhouses of Kentucky. Worth seeking out for sure.
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