17 years old and hand-selected by Eddie Russell for its perfectly balanced flavor. 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 barrels.
Although 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 of every barrel, Eddie Russell has truly crafted a one-of-a-kind bourbon.
Taste: Starts out smooth and silky, transforms into a caramel, vanilla sweetness
Aroma: Oak and tobacco
Finish: Savory spiciness & subtle oak
Process: 86.8 proof aged 17 years