Over the past years, Bulleit has become one of the most important bourbon brands on the market. Owned since 2000 by Diageo, Bulleit has bottled until 2016 the spirits of her sister distillery Four Roses, but they eventually built a brand new 300 acres maxi-distillery in Shelbyville, KY.
Obviously, this 10YO bottle is still part of the Four Roses production, and perfectly embodies the mix that made of Bulleit such a beloved and hated bourbon: a 68% corn, 28% rye, 4% malted barley mash bill. Classic bourbon-style aging in American White Oak casks, iconic bottle, slightly higher 45,6% ABV than usual.
- ABV: 45,6%
- Casks: American white oak
- Age: 10 years
- No. of Bottles: N/A
- Price: €25-€50
- Availability: high
TASTING NOTES BULLEIT BOURBON 10 YEAR OLD
Clearly, the Bullet 10YO is the maximum expression of the Bulleit style: take it or leave it. With respect to the classic orange label, the four more years circa of aging add more structure and complexity, but they don’t really alter the basic formula. This 10YO deserves a more dedicated and careful tasting: it will give great satisfaction to the brand’s lovers, but it won’t probably change the mind of its fiercest detractors.