Russell's Reserve 2003 16yr Barrel Proof Bourbon
Russell's Reserve 2003 is the third release in the highly-coveted "Vintage" series from Master Distiller Eddie Russell as an homage to his father- the "Buddha of Bourbon" Jimmy Russell.
The 2003 was aged to Barrel Proof perfection for a minimum of 16 years in Wild Turkey's Tyrone warehouses, and marks the very last of their 107-barrel-entry-proof whiskey. Reminiscent of Wild Turkey releases from the mid 1980s to early 1990s, Eddie had a "Eureka!" moment after tasting these one-of-a-kind barrels bursting with sweet baking spices, juicy stone fruits and butterscotch flavors.
Charred oak mingled with sweet baking spices and hints of dark, juicy stone fruits and butterscotch.
Bright spice with layers of confectioner's sugar, burnt caramel, with buttery vanilla and leather; ending with a subtle, peppery heat.
Smoky and smooth, with lingering oak and sweet notes of caramel and vanilla.