Review: Bulleit Bourbon

Category: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Origin: Stitzel-Weller Distillery

Bottling: Diageo

ABV: 40% ABV

Cost: £25 for 70cl available from Master of Malt

Score: 81/100

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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.

Colour:

Gold

Nose:

Distinctly medicinal, sweet and orangey

Taste:

Fizzy barley sugar on the tongue

Finish:

Reasonably spicy and harsh finish.