Blue Run Reflections I Bourbon
Distilled by the legend, Jim Rutledge, with fifty years in the biz, notably of renowned Four Roses fame, at Castle & Key and blended in a special room in the back of Bardstown Bourbon's warehouses. What I find most impressive about Blue Run is how well they straddle traditional, classic flavor profiles and modern techniques. No doubt, that's Jim's touch on the project. As I sipped both the High Rye and Reflections bourbon, I was reminded of elements of Four Roses, Wild Turkey, and even Old Medley. But it wasn't exactly any of those, somewhere in the middle.
Remarkable depth of flavor in a classic sense - peppermint, lemon, orange peel, and strawberry leather. Reflections I is part of a series, but, to my knowledge, there isn't an expectation of a similar flavor profile from I to II or II to III.