Russell's Reserve 2002 Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Wild Turkey // Kentucky, USA
This vintage-dated Kentucky straight bourbon is a follow up to the 1998 vintage released in 2015. This marks the first non chill-filtered, barrel proof bourbon from the brand. Master distiller Eddie Russell selected the 25 barrels used in its composition, all distilled in 2002. They sat in new, charred American oak for 15 years. Bottled in 2018 at 114.6 proof, this is available in limited quantities beginning end of June 2018.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Russell's Reserve 2002 is a roller coaster of a bourbon, starting out sweet and long before the zip of its 114+ proof hits the palate. It's a spicy whiskey with notes of leather, maple, and honeysuckle; the lighter qualities come out with the addition of a little water. It's big, delightful, stunner of a bourbon."