10-years is a sweet spot for bourbon. This is an expression that has everyone talking. Aromas of cinnamon and clove spice with caramel, maple and dried cherry flavors and a smooth silky finish that begs for another sip. With a new lower price there is plenty of reason to grab a few bottles and make this your new house bourbon.
In 1987, Thomas E. Bulleit, Jr., fulfilled a lifelong dream of reviving an old family bourbon recipe by starting the Bulleit Distilling Company. Inspired by his great-great-grandfather Augustus Bulleit, a tavern keeper in Louisville, Kentucky who made a high-rye whiskey between 1830-1860, Tom left a successful law practice and risked everything to experience life on the frontier. Today, we're not the only ones who are glad he did.
Earthy, leathery, and spiced, this bourbon shows nice maturity and polish, evoking a well-worn wood-paneled barroom. The flavors offer good intensity and concentration, striking a nice balance of sweet and savory notes, as spicy cedarwood and cigar box come draped in toffee. Water releases some vivid chocolate, vanilla cream, and clove-studded orange. Nice verve, fine balance, and evident maturity.
Reviewed by: Jeffery Lindenmuth (Fall 2018)