Barrel #: 2768
Rick House: O
Tasted: Neat, in glencairn glass
This bottle of Russell’s Reserve Singe Barrel was a selection by Ed Bley from Cork ‘n Bottle and members of the Whiskey Barrel Society. Mashbill for this bourbon consists of 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malt and is non-chill filtered. The bourbon is aged in the deepest #4 (or alligator) charred oak barrel. This bottle doesn’t have a age statement, but is a 10 year old bourbon. Let’s see how she tastes……..
Nose: Oak. Rye spice. Baking soda. Cinnamon. Vanilla. Brown sugar.
Palate: Getting heavy toffee. Vanilla. Baking soda. A mixture between raw peanuts and peanut butter. Maybe I should say organic/all natural peanut butter? Hahahaha. Pretty nice mouthfeel that is soft, but creamy. Medium +.
Finish: Long. Oak which lingers for a while. Caramel. Peanut. Baking soda.
Grade: 87 – 89 (B+) = Great, Always want to have a bottle
This bottle of Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel has all the bourbon characteristics that I look for in a bourbon. Caramel. Vanilla. Oak. And peanut. If you have followed my previous reviews, you know I love me some peanut notes in my bourbon. This is a delicious pour that you could provide a seasoned bourbon drinker or rookie, and they would equally enjoy it. It isn’t an overly complex bourbon, but hits all the right notes for a delicious bourbon.Bourbon, bourbon blog, bourbon ranking, bourbon review, cleveland, review, Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, whiskey, Whiskey blog, Whiskey review