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Bulleit Bourbon is a brand of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. Produced at the Kirin Brewing Company Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky for the Diageo beverage conglomerate. It is characterized by a high rye content for a bourbon – at approximately 28% of the mash bill, and being aged at least six years. It is bottled at 45% abv (90 proof) for the US, Canadian, British, Dutch and Mexican markets.
Nose : Citrus, Spicy and some tobacco smoke. Perhaps almost apple juice-esque.
Palate: Very sweet on arrival with a honey and spice mix. Quite soft on the tongue and a smoky cherry starts to come through as it moves around smoothly. Very nice to sip. Doesn’t feel dumbed down at all in that there is a back-note of edge to it that I wouldn’t describe as harsh, it’s more letting you know that it wants to be respected.
Finish: The finish was a caramel cinnamon mix, candied sweets and pepper with a dry tone to it. Quite short in duration and the spice does come to the forefront as other elements taper off sharply at the end.
Overall: A good overall feel and taste, if you like your Bourbon with an edge this will be a much better choice for you.
Summary: This Bourbon is a well known one world round, you can find it behind hotel bars and in pubs in many countries. Besides, it might be one that you look past for sake of familiarity and the low price can offer misconceptions. Cheap doesn’t mean bad. Sometimes it can mean damn good value, and Bulleit Bourbon certainly is that.
Awards for Bulleit Bourbon
- Gold – 2012 – San Francisco World Spirits Competition