Bulleit

Original Bourbon

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 19
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Specifications
Brand: Bulleit Bourbon
Expression: Original Bourbon
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: 6 years old
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: USA / Kentucky
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Feisty and intense with some citrus oil, Seville orange, banana, maple syrup, smoke and sagebrush fires.
Palate: Perfumed start: a whiff of dried lavender, singed orange peel, dusty spice cupboards.
Finish: A whipcracking lash.
Comment: Old-style, teeth-sucking stuff. If this was a singer it would be Merle Haggard. A great cocktail base.
8.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Leather saddlery, tobacco.
Palate: Firm. Smooth. Rich. Very pronounced vanilla, and honey (promised on the neck label, I discover). Some Madeira-like wineyness, too.
Finish: Late tar-like smokyness. Gunsmoke?
Comment: The cowboy allusions on the neck-label suggest a rough, frontier whisky. Maybe this soothing spirit is just for urban cowboys. It has more of the blacktop than the Badlands.
7.5
Visit the distillery
MGP of Indiana Distillery, 7 Ridge Avenue, Lawrenceburg , IN, USA
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