Bulleit 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 34.56

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70 × member ratings

148 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bulleit 10-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.82 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. 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, -).
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Martin1965 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, very fruity, oak
    • Taste
      Lots of fruit (mixture of apple and orange), caramel,
      Oak, rye, spices, sweet
    • Finish
      Long and mild and the spiciness in the background

      Great combination between fruit and flavor.

  4. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    December 16, 2018

    Very nice bourbon with a fair amount of rye. Strong and spicy.
    • Nose
      Vanilla and caramel, fruits and spiciness. Pleasant, aromatic nose.
    • Taste
      Strong flavor and a strong start. Slightly sweet and fruity. Very nice.
    • Finish
      Here again sweet with caramel and vanilla. The spiciness subsides, long and oily finish.

  5. marmeladow scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A good, but not completely convincing bourbon with a noticeably high proportion of rye. The initially distinct rye spice disappears in the opened bottle after about 4 weeks, it is then rounded off with a few drops of water. Still: Eagle Rare 10yo a lot better
    • Nose
      82 82
      Caramel, vanilla, oak tannins, spice, a little apricot and herbs
    • Taste
      83 83
      creamy, sweet and at the same time spicy with clear vanilla, pepperiness and a little honey
    • Finish
      81 81
      rather short, sweet and spicy, not very impressive

  6. Banzai scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. ezioaudit scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

  8. claymore84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 03-14-2020.

  9. davidloosli scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      a rather tangy bourbon nose, caramel, vanilla, glue pen, a little marzipan
    • Taste
      milk toffee, a lot of caramel, something tingling, gingerbread spices, light ginger sharpness
    • Finish
      Cinamon, cacao, vanilla sugar, backing spices

  10. drwarrendax scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    Smell: alot of almond, vanilla; Wood probably American oak;) spices and something like cocoa macaroons
    Taste: Spicy spicy, alcoholic, vanilla and almond
    disposal; rather shortly watery peppery almost chilli sharpness and then dry HolzigeMandelVanille
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78


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