Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye

Russell’s Reserve has unveiled its Single Barrel Rye.

“Rye Whiskey is booming, and Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell are responding the only way they know how – a 104 proof, barrel-aged spice bomb like only they know how to make,” the company says.

In a report released this month, the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S.  declared Rye Whiskey volumes have grown 536% from 88,000 9-liter cases in 2009 to over a half million cases (561,000) in 2014.

For their new rye, the Russells selected  barrels primarily from the “center cut” locations (levels 3 – 5) of the rick houses, the company says. Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye is not chilled-filtered, to capture all the flavor rye provides. Caramel in color, this single barrel release offers a balance of spicy pepper, vanilla and caramel on the nose and palate, according to its producers.

Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye will be available year-round as a permanent addition to the Russell’s Reserve portfolio. It will be sold nationwide in 750-ml. bottles for a suggested retail price of $59.99.


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