Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst ... 2345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 49
  1. #31

    Re: BOTM 06/09: (WT) Russell's Reserve

    RR101 is one of my all time favs as it was one of the first bourbons I tried solely on recommendation from threads on SB.com. It educated me in the difference that can exist between a distillery's many different offerings, and to not judge a particular distillery solely on it's bottom shelfer. With that in mind, I can't wait to get out and try this RR90. I just have to make the time to drive to Cleveland or Akron to get it. The only decent bourbon I can find around here is EW single barrel.

  2. #32
    Guru
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Napoleon, MI
    Posts
    7,397

    Re: BOTM 06/09: (WT) Russell's Reserve

    Hey furnace1954, this is the first time I have seen a post from you.
    Welcome aboard, if you haven't been welcomed already.
    ovh

  3. #33
    Taster
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Richmond,Ky.
    Posts
    67

    Re: BOTM 06/09: (WT) Russell's Reserve

    Furnace1954, nice post. I did the same thing. I have 4 bottles bunkered and would buy every bottle I can/could find.

    Kendall

  4. #34

    Re: BOTM 06/09: (WT) Russell's Reserve

    Got it, loved it, bring on the next!

  5. #35
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    ATX
    Posts
    150

    Re: BOTM 06/09: (WT) Russell's Reserve

    I really do dislike the whole marketing aspect of this product...
    that being said, this juice is highly drinkable.
    very very good.

    I love the orig RR101 and wish it was still in production and the bottle it came in but there is nothing wrong with the RR90. It is very tasty, almost too easy to drink at 90 proof. heh.

    The bottle did not last long, it disappeared scary fast, heh, and I will purchase more.

    I do love WT and hope that this marketing appearance change & lower proof is successful for WT so that they can make secret stashes of RR101 for us that don't mind a normal looking bottle.
    Rad! \m/ [/fantasy]

    Cheers.
    Last edited by Phantos; 07-05-2009 at 12:30.
    Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. - Philip K. Dick

  6. #36
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Upstate, New York
    Posts
    125

    Re: BOTM 06/09: (WT) Russell's Reserve

    Phantos - A secret bottling of RR101, great idea, where do I sign up?

    I have always been a fan of the WT family and was quite dissapointed when RR dropped to 90 proof. While I know it was more to do with marketing and profit than taste it really seems to have worked out. The latest versions of RR have become my goto pour, they have the tastes I'm looking for in the WT family and just goes down easy when I'm looking for a nice drink after work.
    "I'm and optimist, even if the glass is half empty, there's still more in the bottle!!!!!"

  7. #37
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Tallahassee
    Posts
    1,364

    Re: BOTM 06/09: (WT) Russell's Reserve

    I'm a fan of the 10/101 version. I thought it was a decent pour when I first tried it but didn't share the enthusiasm so many on this forum have for it. It sat half empty for a few months and when I revisited it, WOW, loved it! Now I understand why it is so popular. It's tasty and balanced with a nice engaging finish.

  8. #38
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    NE OH
    Posts
    1,781

    Re: BOTM 06/09: (WT) Russell's Reserve

    I have to go back and read this thread, been avoiding reading it untill I bought mine.

    It has been on my list to purchase this bottle since I had some at the sampler in April. At the Turkey table I think they had the Regular, Kentucky Spirit and RR. I tried the RR and KS as I had had the Regular before and couldnt stand it. I started out with the KS and moved to the RR with a favorable impression. Since then I have been meaning to purchase a bottle and just havent gotten to it all the while pursing various other esoteric bottlings.

    Well the secret is out for me, I love this stuff. The finish is fantastic, the wood is appropriate, the mouth feel is smooth, and the experience laudable. I love the way the wood comes through like freshly sanded oak. The entire drink reminds me of Saz. Jr. but less sweet and a bit less spicy. I like this stuff alot.

    I think I have a new member to add to the family, Saz. Jr, ER 10/90, and RR 10/90 can call me anytime. They are all in the same ballpark pricewise here and all very satisfying to my palette.

    Salute!
    ~Robert BTOTY #2 2009

    GBS Member - 2011 Indoctrination

  9. #39
    Taster
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    53

    Red face Re: BOTM 06/09: (WT) Russell's Reserve

    I'm down to 2 bottles of the RR101 in my bunker. It was in my top 5 when in production. I was underwhelmed with the first offering of the RR90. So they have made changes to the most recent batch? Anyone done a side by side?

  10. #40
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Massillon, Oh.
    Posts
    1,241

    Re: BOTM 06/09: (WT) Russell's Reserve

    Hi all... first post on here. I'm a newer bourbon drinker, and I have to say that so far, the RR/90 is one of my favorites. I'm finding that I like any Wild Turkey product that I've tried.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Russell's Reserve Rye
    By cowdery in forum American Rye Whiskey
    Replies: 70
    Last Post: 07-28-2008, 19:23
  2. Russell's Reserve Rye?
    By cowdery in forum American Rye Whiskey
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 10-26-2007, 13:23
  3. Russell's Reserve 90 proof
    By jeff in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 12-21-2005, 11:14
  4. BOTM, 11/05: Russell's Reserve 101
    By jeff in forum Straight Bourbon Of The Month
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 12-03-2005, 16:02
  5. Russell's Reserve
    By kbuzbee in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-18-2005, 11:55

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