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Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon*Packaging may vary

Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon

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Bourbon /55% ABV / Kentucky, United States




Product Details

Category
Bourbon
Region
Kentucky, United States
ABV
55%
Specialty
Gluten-Free
Base Ingredients
Barley, Corn, Rye

Product Description

Crafted in the Birthplace of Bourbon with techniques dating back to pre-Prohibition America, our Single Barrel Bourbon is aged in only the deepest #4 “alligator” char, American White Oak barrels; then individually bottled at 110 proof and non-chill filtered for. Hand-selected by our Master Distillers, each barrel has its own unique personality, adding spicy, bold flavors to our rich, signature toffee and vanilla notes.

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  • Steve H.
    Verified Buyer
    Sep 26 2021
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent daily sipper

  • Sam
    Verified Buyer
    Sep 10 2021
    Verified Buyer

    One of the better pours I’ve had! A really outstanding bourbon!

  • Hewjayni StevensonMar 4 2021

    Literally $49.99 at Fresno Costco as of 2/4/21. Talk about a huge mark up.

  • Jacob D.
    Verified Buyer
    Dec 10 2020
    Verified Buyer

    Smooth as the silk diapers on a baby’s but.

  • Eddie
    Verified Buyer
    Jun 5 2020
    Verified Buyer

    Russell's Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon is a great tasting Bourbon. It's Spicy with a bit of Vanilla and Cinnamon. Most importantly it's strong stuff with 110 proof.

  • Oinam N.
    Verified Buyer
    Apr 21 2020
    Verified Buyer

    Best bourbon i have had so far

  • Manuel
    Verified Buyer
    Apr 21 2020
    Verified Buyer

    Excellent!!

  • Stevie
    Verified Buyer
    Apr 13 2020
    Verified Buyer

    He’s a WT 101 guy, hard to come by these days, who knew?!? This is great and a nice sub

  • White H.Jun 10 2018

    I received a bottle of this as a member of Wall Street Journal Plus. I generally sip on Knob Creek but based on the story behind this, looked forward to receiving it. It has not disappointed. A very distinct first taste, followed by all the synergistic flavors. I know it’s blasphemy but I like two cubes of ice. That, and a good cigar on the back deck, makes for a wonderful Sunday afternoon - even drinking Kentucky Bourbon while residing in Tennessee. This is one you don’t share with anyone who isn’t an experienced and appreciative whiskey drinker.

FAQs

Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.