Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Old Rye Whiskey
Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Old Rye is part of Wild Turkey’s Russell’s Reserve line named in honor of Jimmy and Eddie Russell, the father-son master distiller team that have a combined tenure at Wild Turkey in excess of 100 years. Like all of Wild Turkey’s rye whiskeys, it’s made from their single rye mashbill. This is also the only standard rye release Wild Turkey produces with an age statement.
Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Straight Rye is matured in the deepest no. 4 char barrels. Aged for six years in the “center cut” of the rickhouse. It is hand-selected by Jimmy and Eddie Russell. Bottled at 45% ABV.
An elegant rye from the folks at Wild Turkey, introduced in 2007 and popular since day one. Using a char level of 4 for their barrels (one of the heaviest), this is named after and hand selected by, master distiller Jimmy Russell and his son Eddie. This works well in an Old Fashioned.
Specially crafted by master distiller Jimmy Russell and his son Eddie, this rye is extraordinarily smooth, extremely drinkable with lush sweetness for balance. Aged 6 years in small batches. Silky, smooth and syrupy, with a lightness that would lend itself to a Sazerac. Light tawny golden color, scent of vanilla, oranges and, faintly, peaches. Caramel flavors wind up into a pleasantly warm and smooth finish.
Floral aroma, with hints of vanilla, marzipan and toffee.
Bold notes of spicy rye, oak, allspice and caramel on the palate.
Spiciness intensifies in finish, with touches of toasted bread and roasted nuts.