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Russell’s Reserve Small Batch 10 years old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (Wild Turkey)

Russell’s Reserve Small Batch 10 years old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (Wild Turkey)

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Wild Turkey z określeniem wieku […]

Wandering through the streets of downtown Chicago, I came across a grocery store, which was not at all easy, with all these skyscrapers. Inside, I met the shelf with bourbons. I could not pass by indifferently, the choice fell on Russells Reserve Small Batch 10 years old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, bottled 90 proof - 45% ABV. Despite the less well-known name this is basically Wild Turkey with specified age. So after a while I ended up with a glass in my hand in a hotel room. [caption id=attachment_6110 align=alignnone width=1602] Russells Reserve Small Batch 10 years old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (Wild Turkey)[/caption] [caption id=attachment_6111 align=alignnone width=1602] Russells Reserve Small Batch 10 years old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (Wild Turkey)[/caption] C: amber; N: you know immediately that it is bourbon, lots of vanilla, coconut, caramel, butter cookies, honey, hard candy, generally pleasant and sweet, in a while there is cinnamon, spices and oranges, also candied, later I have even more candied fruits, then traces of raisins, boiled corn with butter, over time, there is a lot of apples, cooked and baked, and perhaps quince; T: here it is also sweet, with honey, caramel, vanilla, coconut, further also cinnamon, cardamom, oranges and other candied fruits, cooked apples and fruit compote, with time some wooden elements appear with strengthening ginger and warming-up in the second phase; F: medium length, dry with candied orange and ginger. Score: 84. Russells Reserve Small Batch 10 years old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a solid bourbon for every occasion. Longer aging added here additional and deeper tones. It is worth remembering that this is basically a Wild Turkey with specified age - 10 years old. There arent many bourbons on the blog (Jim Beam, Makers Mark, Wild Turkey 81) I hope there will be more of them, they represent a good alternative to Scotch or Japanese whisky....

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My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
(84 points)


  • Highland Park 2005/2013 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength

    Highland Park 2005/2013 Gordon & MacPhail Cask Strength

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    Testing / Tasting
    (87 points)

    Highland Park in natural presentation

    Highland Park (in this link you can find my photo report from a visit to the distillery) has already appeared on the blog for example as the Loki or SMWS 4.151, which I really loved or the official release of 1998/2008. Today I reached, as in the case of SMWS 4.151, for an independent bottler – Gordon & MacPhail. In this case we are dealing with a series of cask strength - 59.9% ABV and natural presentation. This is vintage 2005 bottled in 2013, which is relatively young. For its...

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  • Visit to the Orkney, Scapa & Highland Park

    Visit to the Orkney, Scapa & Highland Park

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    Travel

    Far north

    Some time ago I had the opportunity to go out far to the north, to the Orkney Islands. Home of Highland Park and Scapa. Other posts on this trip include A visit to the Glenfarclas Distillery or Tasting on Orkney. I invite you to the photo report of the visit to the Orkney. Orkney Islands are located north of the main island, so to get there we have to decide on a plane or ferry. We chose the ferry. [caption id=attachment_6003 align=alignnone width=1602] Orkney Highland Park...

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  • Glenmorangie Milsean

    Glenmorangie Milsean

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (85 points)

    Multiple layers of sweetness

    Glenmorangie Milsean is the latest child of the distillery, which recently had its premiere in Poland. The presentation was conducted by Global Brand Ambassador of Glenmorangie Karen Fullerton. Karen is a very nice person, with a passion telling about whisky. During the event we tried currently available range of Glenmoragie (eg: Glenmorangie 10 years old Original, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, Glenmorangie Lasanta, Glenmorangie Nectar DOr and Glenmorangie Signet) in combination with snacks....

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  • The Glenlivet Carn Dulack Single Cask Edition

    The Glenlivet Carn Dulack Single Cask Edition

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    Miscellanea Testing / Tasting

    Glenlivet w naturalnej prezentacji

    Kilka dni temu miałem przyjemność uczestniczyć w premierze przygotowanego na polski rynek single malta - Glenlivet Carn Dulack. Patrząc tylko po tym dopisku Carn Dulack… można pomyśleć, hmm…, kolejny NAS. Jednak hola, hola, nic z tych rzeczy. Trzeba czytać całe zdanie, a brzmi ono The Glenlivet Carn Dulack Single Cask Edition. W efekcie dostajemy single cask z natural colour i unchillfiltered. A to wszystko zabutelkowane w lutym 2016 roku, w wersji cask strength 60.2% ABV, po 14...

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  • Wolfburn Single Malt Scotch Whisky

    Wolfburn Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (80 points)

    First edition

    Wolfburn is one of the youngest distillery in Scotland. It is located in Thurso, Caithness, approx. 350 meters from functioning in the years 1821-1850 distillery of the same name. Wolfburn currently holds the title of the northernmost distillery on the Scottish mainland, ahead of Old Pulteney. Distillery draws water from the stream of Wolf Burn, hence the name. As the distillery was „reborn” in 2012, the time has come for their first single malt, which just came into my hands. Presentation...

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  • Grant’s 18 years old

    Grant’s 18 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Dojrzały blend

    Today I came across by a desire for blended whisky, not on standard, widely available release, but for something less common. I started rummaging in the closet, I knew that something must be there. I waded through the malts and finally found Grants 18 years old. I have tasted 12 year old version, but 18 not yet. I do not need to remind anyone that the brand is part of the William Grant & Sons. The family company, or basically a family corporation I should say, their hands focus many...

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  • Macallan 18 years old Fine Oak

    Macallan 18 years old Fine Oak

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (85 points)

    Is Macallan still a Rolls Royce?

    The seat of Macallan is located in Easter Elchies House near Craigellachie in the Speyside. It is assumed that the distillery was founded in 1824, when production was legalized. Distillery is part of the Edrington Group, as well as Highland Park. The Macallan was commonly said to be a Rolls Royce of single malts. Distillery gained fame thanks to the high quality whisky aged in sherry casks. I had the opportunity to try these spirits eg. at The Whisky Fair Limburg. Indeed recommendable,...

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  • Tomintoul NAS the gentle dram with a peaty tang

    Tomintoul NAS the gentle dram with a peaty tang

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (77 points)

    Peated NAS from Speyside

    Single malts without specifying the age are produced probably by all of distilleries. Unless Im wrong? Are there any distilleries that do not yet have NAS? Hmm ... I do not think so. Lagavulin maybe… Sometime, somewhere I read that peated whiskies receive, at least statistically, higher scores than those where peat wasnt use in the production. At the same time, it seems that whiskies with specified age, usually, but there are of course some exceptions (eg. Laphroaig Quarter Cask), obtain...

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  • Wizyta na Isle of Jura

    Wizyta na Isle of Jura

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    Miscellanea Travel

    Photo report.

    Once you get to the Isle of Islay, you should find time and visit the Isle of Jura, with the only distillery on the island at the helm. Paps of Jura are a landmark of Isle of Jura - they are perfectly visible from many places on Islay. [caption id=attachment_5733 align=alignnone width=801] Paps of Jura[/caption] The easiest way to reach the Jura from Islay is to use a small ferry, which takes off from Port Askaig and flows through the strait, directly to the Jura - Feolin Ferry....

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