Bulleit 10-year-old

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Frontier Whiskey
Stated Age
10 years old
New Charred Oak Barrels
45.6 % Vol.
700 ml
91.2 Proof
Bottle code
Added on
17 Aug 2017 11:03 am by RoyC

Average value

€ 35,40

4 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

93 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bulleit 10-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.00 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Zesty, but soft

    Bulleit (say, ‘bullet’, like the ammunition) was marketed between 1830 and 1860 by Augustus Bulleit, but when the creator died, the brand died with him. It was revived by his great-great-grandson Tom Bulleit in 1987. And apparently Bulleit is doing very well, for Diageo bought the brand a few years back. Next to their Straight Bourbon Whiskey, they also have a 95 Rye and more recently this 10 Year Old. Good fun. While most brands are moving from age statements to NAS, Bulleit goes the other way around. It is bottled at 91.2 Proof, which means 45.6% ABV to the rest of the world.

    On the nose, I have mostly caramel, vanilla, banana, tannins and fresh apricots. Hint of banana and some apple juice, but also some herbal tea. It is a lot softer than its NAS brother. The typical scent of wood glue is present, surely, but evaporates very quickly and turns into something of cuberdons (Belgian candy). Very pleasant.

    It has a good body and is immediately – of course, I am inclined to add – very sweet. Caramel and honey come first, then black pepper and coriander and then the candy. Yep, cuberdons indeed. Lovely. Some cherries and oranges sneak in. Zesty, but soft. This is dangerously quaffable.

    The finish is short and spicy.

    This bourbon – not-so-secretly distilled by Four Roses – is quite nice. Nothing big or fancy, but just a very good and accessible bourbon for around 35 EUR.

  2. irrerelevant scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    quite rough at first, some alcoholic bite and sawdust, needs water and time, then overbrewed herbal tea, dark caramel, sour dough, mineral, quite dry, heavy on tannins

  3. MrYens scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  4. Myst111 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: In the beginning you apply glue and sprite, which evaporates after some time and a classic sweet Bourbon fragrance comes through. Caramel, vanilla, tannins from the oak barrel, but still the glue behind it, if only very discreetly. I also recognized something fresh like apricot. Taste: Initially also glue or solvent, then barrel and leather. But sweetness, vanilla, caramel and even a little cinnamon are also present in the taste. Overall impression: If there were not the glue and the solvent notes. Then it would be an absolute top bourbon. But price performance is perfect (bought for € 33, -).
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