Bourbon: Russell's Reserve Single Barrel - N.O.S.E. Selection (Gruppo Campari)
Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Proof: 110.0 (55.0% ABV)
Distilled by: Wild Turkey Distilling Company
Nose: Loads if vanilla frosting followed by brown sugar and mint. Very pleasant nose with no astringency.
Palate: Vanilla bean and cinnamon set aside charred oak which provides a great contrast of sweet and depth.
Finish: Medium length finish that cascades down the palate. The finish is comprised of a great deal of peppery spice and tobacco leaf.
Geek Fact: The New Orleans Spirits Exchange is a collective consisting of New Orleans’ own Keife & Co., James Beard Award winning bar and restaurant Cure, and some of the city’s most notable and celebrated spirits establishments. This selection was selected from Rickhouse F on the 5th floor. The mash bill is 75% corn / 13% rye / 12% malted barley and Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel selections are typically aged between 8 and 9 years. The Russell’s Reserve brand was introduced by Wild Turkey for bourbon legend, Jimmy Russell’s 45th anniversary with Wild Turkey back in 1999 by his son and current Master Distiller Eddie Russell. Eddie Russell started with Wild Turkey in 1981 and the family combined, has over 100 years of distilling experience.