Russell’s Reserve has launched a second run of its critically acclaimed 13-Year-Old Bourbon, the oldest expression of the core range ever released by the brand. This extremely rare, high-age whiskey quickly sold out upon its initial release last year.
Russell’s Reserve 13-Year-Old honors Master Distiller Eddie Russell who celebrated his 41st anniversary at the distillery this summer. Paying tribute to the distillery’s heritage and the legacy pioneered by Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, the 13-Year-Old Bourbon showcases his son Eddie’s innovative talents and expert ability to develop complex flavors through careful aging and a keen sense for identifying only the highest quality barrels.
Eddie Russell first introduced the 114.8-proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon in June 2021. By maintaining the barrel proof and opting not to chill filter the 13-year-old whiskey, Eddie retains all the natural character of the bourbon, resulting in a more robust mouthfeel, just as he intended it.
“Given the tremendous response to our last release, we are excited to release another small quantity of our Russell’s Reserve 13-Year-Old Bourbon,” said Eddie Russell, Master Distiller at the Wild Turkey distillery. “This bourbon is one that’s near and dear to my heart, and I’m proud to be able to share a glass with my dad and son, Bruce, as we celebrate our family’s legacy and this special distillery that we all call home.”
The barrel-proof bourbon coats the palate with sweet and warming flavors rising from the harmonious marriage of dried dark fruit and charred confectionary notes. Those sweet and woody notes give way to rich flavors of honey, chocolate and nougat throughout, followed by a strong and lasting finish.
Russell’s Reserve 13-Year-Old will be priced at $100 per 750ml bottle and will be available across the US for a limited time. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.