Russells Reserve Rye Single Barrel 750ML, Rye Whisky, USA
Black Pepper Rye spice is the clear dominant note here, but beneath that are hints of light fruits, simple syrup, and graham cracker.
Once again, there’s lots of black pepper and rye spice that hits the outer periphery of the tongue with a vein of sweet candied fruit and syrup down the middle of the palate.
This is a slightly long finish, and it’s very pleasing. The rye kick continues, but it gives way to lemon zest, orange bitters, oak, and vanilla.