Monday, November 25, 2013
(Wild) Turkey Day Bourbon: Russell's Reserve Single Barrel
I always like to do a Wild Turkey review for Thanksgiving because I'm corny like that. This year, we'll do the new and redundantly titled Russell's Reserve Small Batch Single Barrel (I guess a single barrel is about the smallest batch you can get). The bourbon is aged in alligator char barrels. It weighs in at 110 proof and is not chill filtered. There is no age statement.
Russell's Reserve Small Batch Single Barrel, 55% abv ($55)
The nose is light with candy corn. The palate is richer than the nose lets on and has spice, pine, polished wood, anise and caraway. On the finish there's pepper and tobacco.
This is a nice, spicy bourbon with some richness and complexity. It certainly would do well on the Thanksgiving table, and maybe even better with the pumpkin pie.