I remember the first time that I tried Bulleit Bourbon. I was at a friend’s house who is equally as much of a bourbon lover as me when he told me about a recent one that he had purchased that he swore was his new favorite for its price range. Of course, I had several others within the same price range that I too swore by and was skeptical to say the least.
He poured me some and I took a small sip to get a feel for it. I have to say, I was instantly impressed from the first sip, and was not disappointed by the aftertaste or the sips that followed.
Bulleit has an oaky flavor that is as smooth as they come for the price. It’s wonderful to mix with, but I prefer to drink it alone because I am very fond of the smooth, mellow taste and oaky aftertaste that it has come to be known for.
Its rust color is a good representation of how you should expect Bulleit to taste and the dry flavor is smooth enough to drink standalone. At 90 proof, Bulleit gifts your taste buds a wide array of different flavors that should satisfy even the most experienced of bourbon drinkers. You should be able to detect a bit of vanilla and honey in the aftertaste with each sip.
Bulleit is not the most unique bourbon for its price, but any bourbon that I would be willing to compare it to costs substantially more, which really says something about the quality provided with Bulleit. One can quickly see why it has been so well regarded throughout the bourbon community.
Today, I consider Bulleit to easily be one of my favorite bourbons for the price, only rivaled by a few others that I have been drinking for years. It’s surprising that it took me so long to get around to discovering Bulleit, I am usually very quick to try new well-reviewed bourbons, but this one unfortunately slipped through my defenses and managed to catch me completely off guard.
Color: Rusty Orange.
Nose: Fresh, Sweet Honey and Oak.
Taste: Dry Smooth with Vanilla and Honey.