Dark amber in color and bottled at barrel strength 89.5 proof, Russell’s Reserve 2003 Bourbon offers aromas of charred and seasoned oak. The palate reveals bright spice with layers of confectioner’s sugar, burnt caramel, and buttery vanilla and leather. A smoky and smooth finish has lingering oak and sweet notes of caramel and vanilla. As with past vintages releases in this line, Russell’s Reserve 2003 was selected by Master Distiller Eddie Russell. This whiskey is a one-off, never to be repeated.