Monday 24 July 2017

Bulleit Bourbon Review

Hi everyone,

Another basic Bourbon from me today, this time an NPD (even I'm using the acronyms now!) from Diageo.
I've heard that Bulleit uses a higher percentage of Rye in the mashbill, which I think definitely comes across, but doesn't make it anything to frantically write home about.

Bulleit Bourbon 45%
Colour: Bronze
Body: Medium
Nose: Rye spice, cinnamon, ginger, floral notes with lavender, almond, herbal, wax, black tea, vanilla.
Taste: Sweet and spicy, ginger, honey, a bit oily, mint, wax, a little fruit.
Finish: Medium length. Mint fades to spice.
Although it's a bit different to other Bourbons at this level and despite it being 45% (lots aren't in the UK), I would definitely class this as ok but nothing special.

Thanks for reading!

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