Russell’s Reserve recently said it is bringing back its oldest expression, a 13-Year-Old Bourbon, for a third annual release.
A statement from the whiskey brand noted that this Double Gold-medal-winning expression is crafted under the leadership of Master Distiller Eddie Russell, who celebrates his 42nd anniversary at the distillery this summer.
Timed for a Father’s Day release, the 13-Year-Old Bourbon is designed to pay tribute to the heritage and legacy of Russell’s Reserve, originally created by Eddie as an honor and tribute to the work of his own father, Master Distiller Jimmy Russell.
Russell’s Reserve recently said it is bringing back its oldest expression, a 13-Year-Old Bourbon, for a third annual release. (image via Wild Turkey)
Eddie Russell first introduced the 114.8-proof, 13-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon in June of 2021.
Russell’s Reserve 13-Year-Old was re-introduced as a limited, annual offering in June of 2022. Eddie said he maintains the barrel proof of this whiskey and opts not to chill filter, retaining all the natural character of the bourbon, which he said results in a more robust mouthfeel.
“Releasing Russell’s Reserve 13-Year-Old Bourbon is a moment I’ve come to look forward to each year,” said Eddie, master distiller at the Wild Turkey Distillery. “This bourbon is a personal favorite of mine and I am proud to bring it back this year in time for Father’s Day.”
“I know I’ll be raising a glass with my father and son, Bruce, to celebrate,” he added. “And I hope fans and folks trying it for the first time can enjoy a glass with their families and friends this summer season as well.”
The distiller’s notes show the barrel-proof bourbon features sweet and warming flavors of dried dark fruit and charred confectionary notes. It has tastes and aromas of honey, chocolate and nougat throughout, followed by a strong and lasting finish.
Russell’s Reserve 13-Year-Old will be available nationally from retailers, as well as at ReserveBar.com, starting in mid-June. It has a suggested retail price of $150 per 750ml bottle.
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