Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon

Bourbon — Kentucky, USA

3.0 out of 5 stars
No barrel pick, just the standard SiB with the old label. Nose - pretty standard bourbon notes of caramel, vanilla and oaky spice along with some ethanol Taste - Spicy, with cinnamon and baking spices up front with pepper following on mid-palate. Medium finish with lingering heat. Adding an ice cube tamed the heat and spice, bringing out some of the sweetness. Not a standout for me, but solid bourbon especially if you like the 'Kentucky hug' and favor higher proofs.