Artfully aged for 17 years
17 years old and hand-selected by Eddie Russell for their perfectly balanced flavor, the barrels of this Master’s Keep release were aged in both brick and wood rickhouses. Eddie knows that the more consistent temperatures in the brick rickhouses give the bourbon a mild, earthy taste profile—while the greater temperature variations in the wood rickhouses allow the liquid to absorb more of the vanilla, caramel, and oak flavors from the oak bourbon barrels. Although this Master’s Keep went into the barrel at 107 proof, its unique aging process produced a lower bottle proof of 86.8. With attention to the smallest details brought by each and every barrel, Eddie Russell has truly crafted a one-of-a-kind bourbon with this 17 year old masterpiece.