Review: Bulleit Bourbon
Category: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Origin: Stitzel-Weller Distillery
ABV: 40% ABV
Cost: £25 for 70cl available from Master of Malt
What they say:
Bulleit Bourbon is made with small-batch techniques inspired by those pioneered by Augustus Bulleit over 150 years ago. Only ingredients of the very highest quality are used. The subtlety and complexity of Bulleit Bourbon come from its unique blend of rye, corn, and barley malt, along with special strains of yeast and pure Kentucky limestone filtered water. Due to its especially high rye content, Bulleit Bourbon has a bold, spicy character with a finish that’s distinctively clean and smooth. Medium amber in color, with gentle spiciness and sweet oak aromas. Mid-palate is smooth with tones of maple, oak, and nutmeg. Finish is long, dry, and satiny with a light toffee flavor.
90 proof (45% ABV) – 40% in UK
68% corn, 28% rye, 4% malted barley
What I say:
Sampled during Water of Life Society Tasting Event #3 Going with the grain
Bulleit bourbon has a very high percentage rye in the mix.
Distinctly medicinal, sweet and orangey
Fizzy barley sugar on the tongue
Reasonably spicy and harsh finish.