Bulleit Bourbon

Overall rating
79.56/100
votes
99
Whiskybase ID
WB15251
Category
Bourbon
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Frontier Whiskey
Casktype
Charred American Oak Barrels
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 apr 2010 11:06 am
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 34.06

7 × in wishlist

99 × member ratings

241 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bulleit Bourbon

19 users have left 22 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.56 points.

  1. CellarToberi scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Slow straight medium width legs. Very slow secondary legs. Droplets. High rye bourbon: mash bill of 68% corn, 28% rye, 4% malted barley. Water pushes forward malt and restrains rye on the nose, sweetness to the fore on the palate and the finish, on the account of dryness in the latter; overall, it smooths it out. Very high quality/price ratio.
    • Nose
      Grain: sweet corn, spicy rye, maltiness. Wood: virgin American oak, creamy notes. Floral: fragrant. Fruits: sweet ripe citrus: orange, tropical: banana, stone fruits. Sweet: vanilla, caramel. Spicy: mint, baking spices: cinnamon. Herbal: fennel, anise, vegetal, dill. Smoky: charred oak. Nutty: light cola notes. Earthy notes: tobacco, petrol. Rich: on the spicy side.
    • Taste
      Fruity on the arrival: fresh orchard fruits, stone fruits, develops spiciness: mint, salted caramel. Spicy rye on the midpalate. Oak tannins, dry on the back. Sweetness is in background.
    • Finish
      Medium: dry: oak tannins. Herbal notes: rye, fresh tobacco. Spicy, warming. Light sweetness and nuttiness to balance it.

  2. MonkeChef scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      very sweet, candy, apple, citrus, cotton candy, mint, vanilla, honey.
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy, the sweetness of vanilla and ginger piquancy, green apple, light oak bitterness.
    • Finish
      Medium-short, vanilla, caramel, spicy pepper that warms quite nicely.

  3. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Solid entry level (MGP sourced) Bourbon @45% abv. for mixing and neat enjoyment. On sale available sub 20 EUR.

  4. Dris scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. ctu scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Easy to drink, pleasant bourbon.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, milk caramel, citruses, waxy apple, orange peel and glue.
    • Taste
      Peach, Verbena candies, caramel, milk chocolate, pepper, and horseradish.
    • Finish
      Medium, sweet, spicy.

  6. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Joa, what kind of drinks, wa '?
    • Nose
      Sweet, brown sugar, some Obdareutungen, apple peel, some mandarin vllt., Vanilla, toffee, also a certain citrus acid, but also the typical adhesive note of cheap bourbons
    • Taste
      Eigtl. the same as in the nose, to quite oily, like melted candy, here's some apricot, but all so sweet and rounded, no edges except the glue
    • Finish
      Pretty short, apple peel, Toffifee, vanilla, citrus

  7. pelle86 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      79 79

  8. Mephisto scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Excellent price for a "easy-to-drink" whisky. No masterpiece, but not bad! However, the finish is not amazing.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Mephisto scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Sweet and very easy to drink.
    • Nose
      Very sweet: vanilla sugar, candy floss and caramel. A mix of fruits including apple peel and orange. Hints of unskimmed milk, however, slightly sour and dusty (something I always associate with bourbon).
    • Taste
      Brown sugar and some caramel, means as sweet as the nose indicated. Dried fruits with raisins and butter.
      Something creamy, reminds me to drinking chocolate.
    • Finish
      Short with milk chocolate, some hazelnuts, finally bitter and sour.

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N- Initial doses of pungent peppercorn, plum and vanilla, rounded of with cinnamon, caramel and custard.

    P- Fiery barks, dry orange peel oil smoothened with sweet soursup.

    F- Medium, spicy coating, bitter sweet herbs and burnt caramel.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  11. peatbogger scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  12. peatbogger scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    this is just... plain good stuff!

    comparing this to Jack is like compairing fine confectionary to wine gum
    • Nose
      very inviting and pleasent nose, there's caramel and vanilla but not the overly sweet kind, it's fuller and richer. a little fruity and a hint of smoke. something in the background I can't figure out but I find it very nice, suspect it's the rye.
    • Taste
      almost a sherry sweetness, then peppers, not too hot, just right.

      more sweetness of caramell and honey.

      more spice; cinamon apple and very light horseradish
    • Finish
      sweetness stays but it turns a bit dry with mild tobacco

      slightly spiced honey returns and stays quite a while

  13. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: vanilla, oak, cinnamon, glue
    Taste: sweet, vanilla, oak, spice
    Finish: long, dry oak, vanilla, glue

  14. karloff scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    If you like your bourbons a little lighter and a little sweeter, I highly recommend this one. it also has quite a high Rye content.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  15. mceuskadi scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  16. Dionysus scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      72 72

  17. Buckeyechemie scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      76 76

  18. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Actually quite a nice
    sippin' bourbon, without trying to impress. Fine. Around 20 EUR which is dirt
    cheap.
    • Nose
      Fragrant nose on
      caramel and spices with hints of rye, vanilla, banana and apple juice.
      Something that reminds me of campfire smoke. I quite like it.
    • Taste
      It is immediately
      very sweet on the palate. Vanilla, caramel and honey set the tone. Then the
      spices join the fray. Coriander and cinnamon, black pepper and something
      floral. Next to banana, I also get some cherries and oranges. A bit zesty. It
      is a lot softer than expected, though. But a nice balance between the spices on
      the one hand and the soft fruit on the other.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather
      short and spicy.

  19. wbarchive_424758 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  20. Shane087 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    This is the best sipping bourbon I've found for under $30, and better than a lot of more expensive ones as well.  Classic vanillia notes, with tobacco and some other spices as well.  Very smooth, no water needed but I may add a few drops next time to see if it enhances the flavor.  Give this one a try, you'll be glad you did.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  21. granella2003 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    This classic whiskey on the nose with delicate cherry,

    tobacco and spices. The Bulleit Bourbon is soft in the mouth and is

    perfectly complemented by tobacco and the flavor is associated with some

    cherries. Buttery smooth and refined taste in the palate and is accurately

    completed with sweet and spicy characteristics that perfectly finished with

    vanilla.

  22. karloff scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    I love Bulleit it beats Jack and Jim hands down and it's much cheaper
    • Nose
      Like most bourbons it has that oak smoke nose
    • Taste
      The taste is something else, you get a mix of caramel vanilla and honey
    • Finish
      The finish is long and smooth

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