Bulleit is part of the portfolio of Diageo and is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with a big dose of rye, about 28% of the mash bill. It matured for about 6 years and is distilled at the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg. It was originally launched in 1830 by Augustus Bulleit, but the brand disappeared with his death in 1860. Only in 1987 Bulleit was re-invented by his great-great-grandson Tom Bulleit, albeit with a new mash bill as you can imagine.
Fragrant nose on caramel and spices with hints of rye, vanilla, banana and apple juice. Something that reminds me of campfire smoke. I quite like it.
It is immediately very sweet on the palate. Vanilla, caramel and honey set the tone. Then the spices join the fray. Coriander and cinnamon, black pepper and something floral. Next to banana, I also get some cherries and oranges. A bit zesty. It is a lot softer than expected, though. But a nice balance between the spices on the one hand and the soft fruit on the other.
The finish is rather short and spicy.
Actually quite a nice sippin' bourbon, without trying to impress. Fine. Around 20 EUR which is dirt cheap.