Malt Advocate 89 points - Sweet, spicy nose, with sharp mint jellies and brittle sugar laid over the oak presence. Shifts in the mouth to no-nonsense rye: bitter, savory, dried grass, with the sweetness as a spark glinting through it all, while a mineral character plays as backbone. The finish is prickly and warming, with fleeting richness. A very lean rye overall, a bit challenging, a bit old school.
(Fall 2015) Reviewed by: Lew Bryson (Sep 2015)
Handpicked by Jimmy and Eddie Russell, the best barrels are sourced from the “center cut”, or level 4 of the rick house. Each barrel is individually bottled at a higher proof and non-chill filtered to guarantee maximum flavor and deeper color. Each barrel has its own unique personality yet captures the rich, complex style of Russell’s Reserve.