Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tasting: Bulleit. Barrel Strength Bourbon - Batch Two

Bulleit. Barrel Strength Bourbon. Batch Two
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Distillery: Bulleit
Bottle age: NAS
Proof/ABV: 125.4
Mash Bill: Unknown high Rye
Average US price: $55
Release data: Limit offering

Points 92/100

This will be may second review on Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon. The first review I did was on batch one, this second review is batch number two. I really enjoyed batch number one, it was a great pour.  This second batch I love. The only real difference between the batches is the proof. Batch one was 119 proof and batch two is 125.4 proof.

The Bulleit brand is owned by Diageo, and the bourbon is characterized by having a high rye mash bill. The rye content is 28% and it is aged at least 6 years. The bourbon was produced at the Four Roses distillery in Lawrenceburg Kentucky.  Now as of March 2017 Bulleit’s new distillery in Shelbville Kentucky has opened.

Bulleit Barrel Strength is Bulleit's first new release since 2013. In 2013 Bulleit released their 10 year version of their standard bourbon. Up till then it was just Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye.

The nose on this is fantastic. Big notes of spicy rye, cinnamon, clove, ginger, and toffee. Once the spice dies down you great notes of caramel, roasted corn, buttered biscuits, tobacco and oak. 

That first sip is a blast of flavor. Sweet caramel, maple syrup, toffee, sweet corn and toasted peanut hit you first. As it sits on the plate a big peppery rye, nutmeg, and cinnamon comes in. finally there is toasted oak and tobacco.

This Bourbon last forever. Cinnamon buns, maple syrup, seasoned oak and rye spice!​

Photo & Review By: Aaron Cave