Russell’s Reserve Unveils Single Barrel Rye Whiskey
With the increase in demand for Rye Whiskey since Prohibition (Distilled Spirits Council of The U.S. reports that over 500,000 cases were sold in 2014) Wild Turkey has decided to join in on the competition.
Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell have responded to consumer reports in the form of 104 proof, barrel-aged spice bomb. On a quest to create a versatile and robust Rye that shines as well in cocktails as it does on its own, the duo carefully selected only the best barrels primarily from the “center cut” locations (levels 3 – 5) of the rick houses for their newest creation. Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye is not chilled-filtered to capture all the flavor rye provides. Rich caramel in color, this single barrel release offers a balance of spicy pepper, vanilla and caramel on the nose and palate.
Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye will be available year-round as a permanent addition to the Russell’s Reserve portfolio joining its predecessors Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon, Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Old Rye and Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon. It will be sold nationwide in 750ml bottles for a suggested retail price of $59.99.