Russell's Reserve Rye 6 year old, 45%
Price: $25 ● Issue: Spring 2008 ● Reviewer: John Hansell
Incredibly smooth for a rye whiskey (almost too smooth), but still with plenty of character to make the journey very entertaining. Notes of evergreen, almonds, and bright fruit lie on a bed of caramel, honeyed vanilla, and banana bread. Lingering spicy finish.