Nicholas spent the day with Eddie & Jimmy Russell at Wild Turkey tasting through literally 100 barrels of Russell’s Reserve to choose this very special Nicholas Single Barrel. On the palate, baking spice, dark honey and caramel with a healthy taste of wood. Long lingering finish. 110 proof-cask strength.
Ever since that visit, Russell’s is my absolute favorite bourbon and has been a favorite of the Nicholas Wines faithful.
When we offered last year’s Boss Hog V: “Spirit of the Mauve”, it certainly felt like the last ‘Boss Hog’ bottling from the scorching-hot, cult distillery that earned ‘Best Whiskey in the World’ honors in 2017. But I was surprised if not a little bit reluctant when I saw that they released one this year sans the Boss Hog himself. That was until I tasted it!