Russell's Reserve Private Barrel "B&B Pick" Bourbon
Aromas of rich toffee, oak, cherry, a touch of cinnamon spice, and Russell’s trademark creamy vanilla rise out of the glass. A gentle entry spreads ribbons of caramel into spiced green apple pie, hatch chile, caramel corn, orange peel, clove, and pepper. The high proof slowly reveals itself and only just so, with a charming warmth, full body, and a long finish that presents a fresh pop of mint, alongside more cinnamon and juicy summer ripened peaches, before gradually exiting with a rising tide of oak. The finish will linger and linger – until the temptation to begin the whole journey again brings you back for another sip. When that friend new to bourbon asks what it is all about – this will be the benchmark bottle you’ll pull down from the shelf. So make sure to save, at least a little, hopefully we’ll be sharing with good company soon enough.