Bulleit 10 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey 750ml (Previously $45)
Rich and creamy, this small-batch Bourbon offers butterscotch laced with bitter chocolate and orange peel, edged with a clove and cinnamon finish. Muscular alcohol feel.
The new, elder sibling to the standard Bulleit. It shows the Bulleit personality, but it’s deeper and drier on the nose and palate (as would be expected), with more oak, dried orchard fruit, and dark berried fruit, along with a hint of barrel char, leather, vanilla powder, and a dusting of cinnamon. I’d save this as a postprandial bourbon, and opt for the standard Bulleit as an aperitif. (Vol. 22, #2)
**Gold Medal 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition** Here is the new offering from Bulleit. It's 10 years old and likely (although not confirmed) sourced from the excellent Four Roses Distillery. Not as overtly spicy as the standard Bulleit, the extra time in barrel has given this a powerful oaky vanilla nose. On the palate, it remains balanced with enough sweetness to balance the powerful oak spice. While, not an in your face, spike the ball style of whiskey, this should make most bourbon fans exceedingly pleased. (David Othenin-Girard, K&L Spirits buyer)