30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 47 (Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel – “Eddie’s Secret Stash)

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Chapter 10, Part 4:

For the second consecutive year, over the month of November, Flight Club will be bringing you “30 Turkeys in 30 days.”  Each day, we will post a review of a different Wild Turkey product.  Throughout that journey, we will provide you with background information on the company, the products, and the people behind the products, all of which we hope create a better understanding of what Wild Turkey brings to the world of bourbon and rye whiskey.  A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.

Today we continue our second look at Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel bourbons.  For more background information, including the stories of Jimmy Russell and his son Eddie Russell, and the launch of the Russell’s Reserve 10 year and Single Barrel brands, check out Chapter 5 from our 2017 Wild Turkey Month.

Today’s pick is called “Eddie’s Secret Stash” picked by Liquor Barn in Kentucky.

Russell's Reserve Single Barrel

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel – “Eddie’s Secret Stash” (Barrel #17-0623, Rickhouse D, Floor 5 64 3) (110 Proof) (Sampled by Scott Hill, Stephen NethertonJamie Baalmann and Eric Schoeder)

Nose: Tobacco; creamy; buttery; nutmeg; cinnamon clove; wheat bread; herbal/floral tea; caramel. (3.5/5)

Palate: Creamy peanut butter; apple butter; herbal tea; old oak.  An interesting one for Wild Turkey. (4/5)

Finish: Reese’s peanut butter cup; toffee; lingering dry old oak. (4/5)

Overall: Not overly complex, just well executed pleasing flavors that are going to be well perceived. Its just easy to drink – which isn’t always true of Russell’s Reserve. Softer nose leads to a different, but very pleasing palate and finish. (4/5)

Value: This bottle was around the $50 range.  It is worth the money.  (4/5)

“Its just easy to drink – which isn’t always true of Russell’s Reserve.”

Russell's Reserve Single Barrel

Scott Hill

Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.

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