American Whiskey - Bourbon

Russell's Reserve Small Batch Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

From: Kentucky, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2013

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2013

Proof66 Notes

Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon is a newer release of the Russell's Reserve coming out in 2013. The bourbon, according to the write-up by Andrew Strenio of Serious Eats, is aged in heavily charred barrels, which to us signifies a very dark color and very rich, deep oak tones. It is bottled at relatively high 110 proof and we guess it would require a bit of water to properly enjoy.

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Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 1 rating and 1 review.
Yankel W. Yankel W. (66)
Rating: 4.0 (2016-05-03)
Bottle with old label. First 6 oz. or so is rubbish. Suggest drawing off the top down to shoulder, place drawn-off in a smaller bottle which is then about 1/2 full and let sit. Let the main bottle sit a couple days. Then, this is one of of the best bourbons available. It has a pleasant nose -vanilla - and it is bright and sweet, but not cloyingly so. Wood is subtly present. I use a smallish snifter glass. It would be a 5 but for the first 6 or so ounces. Decanting might be an option. It is non-chill filtered. The first 8 oz. is nearly $ 18., so let your conscience be your guide. Is it worth the price? Subjective. With any single barrel, there is always risk. I have an unopened newer-label and expect a difference. There is no barrel identifying number on label, as in the case of Henry McKenna.
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