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Russell's Reserve 10 Year old Bourbon by Wild Turkey. Wild Turkey. Wild Turkey Bourbon
Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell has told BourbonBlog.com in numerous interview that Russell’s Reserve Bourbon is what he drinks for pleasure most regularly. This is a pleasurable Bourbon indeed and quite friendly to cocktails, as we made a few the creations of the “Stimulus Package” with it. Our review…

Bourbon: Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon

Age: 10 years old 

Notes: Russell’s Reserve was originally introduced as a limited edition Bourbon by Wild Turkey in the early 2000’s, then officially released under a different bottle label in 2005 (see prior bottling photos below). This past year, Wild Turkey released it under the current bottle pictured left. Master Distiller Jimmy Russell and his song Eddie believe that 10 years is a near perfect aging

Color: Deep Amber.

Nose: Prevalence of vanilla, cinnamon toast, touch of caramel and some oak.

Taste: A warming elixir with the a balance of sweet nuttiness, sugar cane, hints of cinnamon and some oak. Russell’s Reserve has some thickness on the mouthfeel rounded by the sweetness.  The very smooth and approachable nature becomes a good friend to the palette and will keep you pouring. 

Finish: Luscious candy, pecans.

Bourbon review by Tom Fischer

Photos of Previous Bottlings of Russell’s Reserve Bourbon

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Russell's Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon bottle as released in 2005

Russell’s Reserve Bourbon as released in early 2000’s as limited edition below.

Russell's Reserve Bourbon Review

Russell's Reserve Bourbon as released as "Limited Edition" in the early 2000's

11 Responses to “Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon Review – What Master Distiller Jimmy Russell drinks!”

  1. Bradc

    I would totally disagree with Scott. The “Nose” and “Taste” descriptions are extremely accurate. I’ve been recommended a lot of bourbons, and have been disappointed many times after paying 40-60 dollars for a bottle. For the price this is an unbeatable bourbon for me. I love Stranahan’s… but this is my go to for affordable amazing bourbon. I get it at Total Wine $ More for just over $20. Its a deal!!!

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