Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Wesport Whiskey #24
Added on Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 12:29 PM
  Bottler: Wild Turkey
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 55.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores
Bottled for Westport Whiskey in Louisville, KY.
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Nose: Oaky, polished wood, slightly tannic like old wine casks
Palate: rich oak notes, dark chocolate, slightly bitter on the late palate with an intensity reminiscent of a heavily sherried Scotch.
Finish: oaky, slightly bitter

 

This is a rich, complex, highly oaked monster that hits those aged bourbon notes just right; it's just shy of being over oaked, but manages to keep it together well, though the bitterness in the late palate is a bit too strong. It's very drinkable neat but avoid water, which brings out an unpleasant bitterness.

 
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