Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 20

Thread: RR 6 yr Rye

  1. #1
    Taster
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    53

    RR 6 yr Rye

    Just picked up a bottle of Russell Reserve 6 yr old Rye. Nice new packaging. Did The other expression have an age ststement on it? Will ty it soon.

  2. #2
    Guru
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Northwest of Peoria
    Posts
    4,437

    Re: RR 6 yr Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by leebo View Post
    Did The other expression have an age ststement on it? Will ty it soon.
    Yep. In small print on the bottom of the front label, on the back label in the text describing the bottling and again on the right side of the front label positioned vertical. All in small print. The new label is handsomer. I would imagine the more prominent age statement is to correct what I reckon was seen as a defect.

  3. #3
    Guru
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    AZ
    Posts
    2,726

    Re: RR 6 yr Rye

    They are pretty:

    nice images
    Last edited by spun_cookie; 01-24-2009 at 20:47.

  4. #4
    Bourbonian of the Year 2010 and Guru
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Kentucky!
    Posts
    4,749

    Re: RR 6 yr Rye

    Hmmm...nearly Feb and I've yet to see any of those in KY...must not be moving all that quickly...
    2010 Bourbonian of the Year

    As long as you have good whiskey you're not "unemployed", you're "Funemployed!!!"

    I'm no Pappyophile

  5. #5
    Guru
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Northwest of Peoria
    Posts
    4,437

    Re: RR 6 yr Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by barturtle View Post
    Hmmm...nearly Feb and I've yet to see any of those in KY...must not be moving all that quickly...
    I was thinking perhaps the label change was an effort to move more product.

    I think I have sated my disappointment in both the RR Rye and the new 90 proof RR bourbon. Perhaps I'm not the only one who feels this way.

  6. #6
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Austin, Texas
    Posts
    1,606

    Re: RR 6 yr Rye

    Also, it should be noted that all Wild Turkey products under 100 proof are chill filtered. All products above 100 are not chill filtered.

    I believe that too much flavor has been lost in the under 100 proof versions. For less money I will stick with my regular WT rye.
    ______________________________

    Jeff Mo.

  7. #7
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Portland, Maine
    Posts
    1,691

    Re: RR 6 yr Rye

    I have nothing good or bad to say about this rye...I am indifferent to it. I thought it was very light and grassy...not bad, but not worth the money...the 101 has much more flavor IMO. In a conversation I had with 'someone' from Sazerac they described the Russel's Reserve as "pedestrian"...I thought that was the perfect adjective to describe this non-descript rye.
    Last edited by camduncan; 01-27-2009 at 14:08.
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

    Andy

  8. #8
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Portland, Maine
    Posts
    1,691

    Re: RR 6 yr Rye

    The article states an MSRP of $24.99, but it's around $30 or more in my neck of the woods. I don't know whether it's understocking or the attractiveness of the current (soon to be former) bottle, but this RR stuff always seems to fly off the shelves around here while the Rare Breed and the KS languish.
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

    Andy

  9. #9
    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 1999
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    12,544

    Re: RR 6 yr Rye

    That's the third redesign for the bourbon and second for the rye. I think they've found their niche (hint: it's not us) and now they're zeroing in on it. For one thing, you'll look in vain for the words "Wild Turkey." Russell's Reserve is now a brand in its own right.

    I find the rye pretty similar to the Beam (ri)1, and a good alternative at $25 v. $45.

  10. #10
    Bourbonian Of The Year 2013 and Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Just East of the Big Chicken, GA
    Posts
    5,874

    Re: RR 6 yr Rye

    I saw the new package in South Carolina stores this week. It does look pretty good.
    JOE

    Wag more.
    Bark less.

    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Canadian Rye and American Rye - difference?
    By Jono in forum Foreign Whiskey
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-23-2009, 22:33
  2. Monterey Rye - Age Your Own Rye
    By sku in forum Other American Whiskey
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 11-19-2008, 13:02
  3. My first Rye- WT Rye 101
    By OldJack in forum American Rye Whiskey
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-05-2008, 09:18
  4. Vintage Rye 21 & Rittenhouse Rye 21
    By OscarV in forum Other American Whiskey Tastings
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-20-2006, 18:19

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top