About – Founded by Tom Bulleit and now owned by Diageo, Bulleit bourbon is one the highest selling and most well known bourbons on the market today. It is known for its high rye content (28%) and its trademark bottle design. The whiskey in the bottle is actually distilled by Four Roses. The final product is aged around 6 years, bottled at 90 proof, and generally costs around $25.
Smell – Bright, floral, rye spice, wildflower honey, vanilla. All the classic bourbon smells are there along with a nice floral touch.
Taste – Very bright, even more so than the nose with citrus, caramel, and a healthy dose of oak forming the base for everything.
Finish – Long and woody leaving a cooling hint of mint behind
Score – 87
Verdict – Overall this is a very solid bourbon with nothing really jumping out either good or bad. That is what makes it a favorite of many bartenders. I would recommend it as a base whiskey for any home bar as well. At the $25 price point it is a bargain, especially when you take into account the crazy state of the bourbon market.