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Russell's Reserve K&L Exclusive Single Barrel #17 Kentucky Bourbon (750ml)

SKU #1180873

Round two of our single barrel Bourbons from last September's visit to Wild Turkey distillery have finally arrived! If you don't recall all the buzz, we were full of excitement following an intimate barrel tasting with both Jimmy and Eddy Russell. We hadn't planned on taking any single barrels from Wild Turkey, yet we left Kentucky with more WT whiskey than Bourbon from all the other distilleries combined! The profiles of the Russell's Reserve selections are much more mellow than some of their Kentucky brethren. Think candy corn rather than spicy oak, and rich vanilla rather than peppery rye. At 55% they're brimming with gusto, but never do they overpower the palate. Barrel #17 is the superstar choice for me, although both 15 and 18 have their own merit. I can't promise that everyone will be as enamored as I am. That kiss of candied sweetness, balanced beautifully by a second wave of spice and vivaciousness is just pure heaven. The woodier notes come towards the back, but quit just before they turn bitter or overpowering. They took this baby out of the barrel at JUST the right moment. Any longer, and it's too much. Any less time, and we're not getting the same level of richness. One bad-ass bottle. (David Driscoll, K&L Spirits Buyer)

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By: Shaun Green | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/22/2014 | Send Email
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Fantastic, simply fantastic. Sometimes that's all that you need to say. With great Bourbon getting so hard to find I'm sure this will be gone soon, too, so grab some while you can.
Top Value!

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