30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 25 (Russell’s Reserve 10 Year (2015) Review)

Chapter 5, Part 9.

Over the month of November 2017, 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.

Yesterday, we continued the Russell’s line chapter with a Russell’s Reserve 10 Year bottle that dated back to 2007.  As we mentioned, that date is important, because it would have gone in the barrel at 107 proof versus the current 115 proof.  Today, we sample a more recent Russell’s 10 year, this one with a 2015 bottling date.  We can assume that this would have gone in the barrel at 110 proof.*

*We can bet that the current bottling has an even different profile than these two 10 years.   Send us a bottle and we will let you know!

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30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 24 (Russell’s Reserve 10 Year (2007) Review)

Chapter 5, Part 8.

Over the month of November 2017, 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.

Over the past few days we have brought to you a series of different Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel bottlings.  Today, we shift over to the 10 year bottle that started the Russell’s Line.  This bottle was picked up locally about a year ago by Stephen Netherton, and dates back to 2007.  That date is important, because it would have gone in the barrel at 107 proof versus the current 115 proof.  

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30 Turkeys in 30 Days: Thanksgiving Day Bonus (Wild Turkey Forgiven)

This month we have been bringing you our series “30 Turkeys in 30 days,” with a history of Wild Turkey and its brands, along with reviews of current and recent Wild Turkey bourbons.

Today – Thanksgiving day – we wanted to bring you a bonus review, this time featuring something other than bourbon.  Sort of.

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30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 23 (Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel – Specs Wine and Spirit Pick)

Chapter 5, Part 7.

Over the month of November 2017, 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.

Over the past few days we have brought to you a series of different Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel bottlings.  Today, we bring you this last store pick, from Specs Wine and Spirits in Huston, Texas.

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30 Days of Wild Turkey: Day 22 (Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel – Bourbon Balls Pick)

Chapter 5, Part 6.

Over the month of November 2017, 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.

On November 17th, we provided you background on the Russell’s Reserve brand.  Since then, we have reviewed several different bottles, but today we review a Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel store pick called “Bourbon Balls” purchased out of Oklahoma City.

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