Bulleit Bourbon Aged 10 years
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bulleit Distilling Co.
Please enjoy our Bulleit 10 Year Old Bourbon review by Ray Marcano
Bulleit Bourbon Aged 10 Years
A bourbon aged for 10 years should mellow its flavors just a bit and take on some oak. For Bulleit, spice remains king.
The Bulleit Distilling Co. has an interesting backstory. Between 1830 and 1860, the tavern keeper Augustus Bulleit made a high-rye bourbon. Bulleit disappeared without a trace while transporting his product from Kentucky to New Orleans. His disappearance remains a mystery to this day. Fast forward to 1987, and his great-great grandson, Thomas E. Bulleit Jr., left his successful law practice to revive the family bourbon by starting the Bulleit Distilling Company, according to the Bulleit website.
Malted barley: 4%
Tasting Notes – Bulleit 10 Year Old Bourbon
Let’s taste it:
🛏 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn
👉🏻Nose: Pepper, grain, citrus, honey, cherry
👉🏻Taste: Pepper, cloves, vanilla, oak
👉🏻Finish: Rye, pepper, cloves, oak
This is a strange one. I would think a 10-year bourbon would have a little more oak, even one that has such a high-rye content. But it doesn’t. Really, it’s hard to tell much difference between the “regular” Bulleit and the 10-year. They’re both fine drinkers if you like the high-rye style. But really, the difference between the two seems to be the price. For me, I’ll save the $15 or so and buy the lower-priced orange label.
Conclusion – Bulleit 10 Year Old Bourbon
Plenty of bourbons in the $40 range have more balance and depth than the Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey Aged 10 years. It’s not a hard pass, but it’s difficult to justify the higher price when the entry-level Bulleit has nearly the same characteristics. If you’re a collector and want to have it on your shelf, nothing wrong with that. It’ll be fun to do a blind test and see if anyone can tell the difference between the two.
Have you tried the Bulleit 10 Year Old Bourbon ? What do you think?
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