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Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Review

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Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Review

Bulleit Bourbon
Frontier Whiskey
Barrel Strength
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bulleit Distilling Co. 
Proof: 116.6
MSRP: $59.99

Please enjoy our Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon review by Ray Marcano

Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Review

Bulleit’s barrel strength bourbon has deep rich flavors that make this a winner.


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.

Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Front
Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Front
Mash Bill

Corn: 68% Rye: 28% Malted barley: 4%

Tasting Notes – Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon

Let’s taste it:

🛏 Rested for 15 minutes in a Glencairn

👉🏻Nose: Maple, pepper, oak, brown sugar, caramel
👉🏻Taste: Maple, brunt sugar, cloves, caramel corn, pepper
👉🏻Finish: Leather, cinnamon, rye, vanilla, caramel

Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Stopper
Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Stopper

I love big, bold bourbons, which is why I think this is the best of the Bulleit brands. The Bulleit Frontier Whiskey 10-year is a far lighter bourbon without the character and complexities of the Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey Barrel Strength. The barrel strength also isn’t overly hot and is easy to sip without ice. Given the price point, you probably don’t want to use it as a mixer, which would waste a terrific pour.

Conclusion – Bulleit Barrel StrengthBourbon

Just like any purchase, the question regarding the Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon is one of value. How does it stack up against competitors with similar price points, like Larceny, Maker’s Mark, 1792, and Elijah Craig? Bulleit can stand shoulder to shoulder with them all. This isn’t an entry level product, and its flavor warrants a higher price point. It’s worth it.

 Have you tried the Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon? What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed our Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon review by Ray Marcano. Ray publishes a free monthly newsletter, The Bourbon Resource. You can subscribe here. If you would like to read about some other Bulleit Bourbons, check out our Bulleit Blenders’ Select Bourbon review and our Bulleit 10 Year Bourbon Review! Also, if you would like to learn more about the Bulleit Distillery, check out our Bulleit Visitor Experience and Bulleit Distillery Review!

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