Age: Not stated, but believed to be from 8-9 years.
Mash Bill: 75% Corn, 13% Rye, 12% Barley
Barrel #82, Rickhouse G, Floor 5
Nose: Chocolate; toffee; over-roasted coffee beans; heavy acetone burn; butter; hard butterscotch candy; prune. Decent, but we struggle to find the additional layers beyond the acetone burn and the chocolate, toffee and coffee bean.
Palate: Spicier generally than many of the other Russell’s Reserve Single Barrels, with more heat; not complex; burning and bitter; vanilla; a little toffee; red cherry; baking chocolate dark tanic wine at the end of the palate.
Finish: Medium, but the only thing that really lingers is burn; baking chocolate and spice, but overshadowed by heat.
Jacob Liquor Exchange
3049 N. Rock Rd.