Russell’s Reserve Ten Year Old Bourbon
90-proof Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey – aged at least ten years – distilled and bottled by the Wild Turkey Distilling Company, Lawrenceburg, KY
Nose: (mature, elegant) chocolate-covered cherry, fragrant oak, orange peel, nutmeg, leather, faint sassafras
Taste: (silky mouthfeel) toasted toffee, caramel, dried citrus, brown sugar, hints of honey-maple & herbal tea
Finish: medium in length – medicinal cherry, vanilla spice, charred oak, dark chocolate, sweet clove & licorice
Overall: There’s plenty of “core bourbon” vanilla and caramel, but with the added depth of sweet and savory spices like clove and licorice. More importantly, there’s the signature oak, cherry, and leather combination that all but defines modern-day Russell’s Ten.