Russell's Reserve 6-Year-Old Rye


Russell's Reserve Rye is a 6-year-old Kentucky straight rye whiskey. It compliments Wild Turkey's menu of other rye whiskeys including the Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Rye, Wild Turkey 81 proof rye, and Wild Turkey 101 proof rye. The Russells have a long tradition of producing high-quality ryes in addition to the fine bourbons they are really famous for.

Russell's Reserve 6-Year-Old Rye

Wild Turkey
90 proof
$35

Color: Bright gold.

Nose: Very gentle but classic. You will find subtle notes of green oak, watery caramel, warm rye bread and vanilla extract.

Tasting Notes: The flavor follows the nose with oak, vanilla, and creamy caramel. For a 90 proof whiskey, it really coats the mouth with a rich smokiness and finishes strong with prickly rye, lemon zest, and Big Red cinnamon gum.

Overall: B+. A well-balanced sipping rye, versatile enough to pour on the rocks or mix into a drink. It won't blow anyone's taste buds away at 90 proof, and the aromas are very subtle, but this is a well-made whiskey. No surprise considering its namesake.

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