Full Review

Russell’s Reserve

Russell’s Reserve
Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

Category: Straight Rye Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 52%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$63

Russell’s Reserve
Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

Category: Straight Rye Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 52%
Gold color. Aromas of buttered rye crisps, spiced toffee, candied nuts, and saffron gelato with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, very long aniseed, vanilla cream, nutmeg, dill, and cola finish. Powerful flavors and palate-pleasing spice notes are sure to satisfy most any American whiskey lover.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: buttered rye crisps, spiced toffee, candied nuts, and saffron gelato
Taste Flavor: aniseed, vanilla cream, nutmeg, dill, and cola
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Finish Finish: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Powerful flavors and palate-pleasing spice notes are sure to satisfy most any American whiskey lover.

The Importer

Campari America

The Importer
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 212-207-4350

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Straight Rye Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
In order for a product to be categorized as a Straight Rye Whiskey, the following must be true:

Mash bill must be made up of a minimum of 51% rye.
Aged a minimum of two years.
May not contain any flavors or colors.
All of the liquid in the bottle must be distilled in the same state.