30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 75 (Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel “Engagement Pick” – Justin’s House of Bourbon)

For the third 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. A table of contents for each of these posts can be found here.

Chapter 16, Part 7:

We close out this Chapter 16 look at Wild Turkey’s Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbons with a look at another Camp Nelson F single barrel, this time the “Engagement Pick” bottle from Justin’s House of Bourbon.  This barrel was selected by Justin’s House of Bourbon and Ryan Alves, on the day that Ryan would propose to his girlfriend.  Justin’s would also select a Kentucky Spirit single barrel that day called “will you marry me.”

The full video review of this bottle can be found here.

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel – Justin’s House of Bourbon “Engagement Pick” (Rickhouse CNF, Floor 5) (8 years) (by Scott Hill, Jamie Baalmann and Ryan Alves)

Nose: Very fruit forward; grape juice; apricot skins; plum skin; dust; herbal/green; rye spice; sweet chocolate dust; burnt sugar; root beer; fruit flavored cola; black cherry; cherry wood; effervescent. (3.5/5)

Palate: Oily/waxy. Cinnamon; Camp Nelson prickle; caramel coffee syrup; burnt sugar; brown sugar; fruit; root beer; grape soda; cherry cola; caramel chews candy. (4/5)

Finish: Medium in length. Baking spice; molasses; root beer; dark fruit; bubble gum; light pepper. (3.5/5)

Overall: A true Camp Nelson profile. Balanced and delicious, and one that will make you a believer in what Camp Nelson can bring to the table.  (3.5/5)

Value: The $60-$80 price point for bourbon is growing increasingly competitive.  At $65, this one shines above many of its competitors.  (3.5/5)

“Balanced and delicious, and one that will make you a believer in what Camp Nelson can bring to the table.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *