Russell's Reserve Small Batch Single Barrel, 55%

Price: $50 Issue: Spring 2013 Reviewer: John Hansell

Clean on the palate, with honey-kissed citrus, summer fruits, crisp mint, and cinnamon, balanced by creamy vanilla and soft toffee. A solid bourbon that's nicely rounded and vibrant. It's very much with the current trend of American whiskeys toward no age statement; youthful and playful in nature, and versatile.