Wild Turkey is a family tradition. Master Distiller Jimmy Russell follows the dedicated work of his father and grandfather. Russell's Reserve is a hand made, small batch Kentucky Whisky, matured in barrels with the deepest #4 alligator char, ensuring maximum flavour and colour evolves during maturation. Only a handful of barrels are deemed worthy of Russell's Reserve. Fortunately for Bourbon lovers, Jimmy and Eddie Russell are able to draw on more than 86 years of combined experience to select just the right barrels for the perfect taste.
Passing down the secrets of the distilling tradition from generation to generation is one of the things that has kept Wild Turkey true to the strictest standards in an era when so many others are willing to cut corners. Hand crafting superior small batch Bourbon requires hard work, dedication and more than a barrel full of experience and patience. It starts with a generations old grain mash recipe. Following fermentation, Russell's Reserve is distilled at a lower proof than other Kentucky Whiskies, so only a little water is added when the barrels are filled for aging. And those barrels are aged the traditional way, with no heaters or air conditioning, just mother nature working her magic
Deep amber in colour. A nose that is rich in vanilla, oak, toffee with a touch of old leather. The body is huge, the palate is spicy with characters of chili peppers, tamarind, almonds and cumin. Its mellow warmth is balanced by notes of white pepper and orange peel