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Whisk(e)y News - A Bulleit Deal You Don't Want to Miss - 12/26/2017 - Other Distilled Spirits

In what was once only available as a limited edition bottling from the Bulleit Experience at the defunct Stitzel-Weller distillery in Kentucky, Diageo is now bringing Bulleit Barrel Strength to the metropolitan market! Bottled at 62.7% cask strength, this is a punchier, more powerful expression of Bulleit than what we're used to. At over 120 proof, the whiskey really benefits from a few drops of water that help to coax out the softer vanilla and barrel oak flavors lying underneath all that heat. Drink with care! I think the lowest retail price I've seen on Bulleit Barrel Strength was in the mid-forties, but then when I looked on the actual website they didn't have the bottles in stock. I've got a few cases right now for you finicky drinkers, but I'll have more next Tuesday after Christmas. You can secure your bottle now, however, regardless of whether we still have quantity and we'll fulfill your order next week when more supplies arrive. This won't be the last deal like this we see before New Year's Eve, trust me. It's gonna get even more heated between now and then. However, this is a one time only price so grab what you need while supplies last!!

Bulleit Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) (Elsewhere $54.99) ($29.99)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Look for a warm, concentrated caramel aroma and a relatively sweet palate that suggests cookie dough, vanilla bean, espresso and almond, with a concentrated hit of booze on the finish. Dilution with water smooths out flavors to sugar cookie and dulce de leche sprinkled with ground coffee bean. Limited edition. *Best of 2016* (KN)" (09/2016)

Whisky Advocate: "High rye is evident, with rounded baking spices up front, leather, muted caramel, vanilla, and a hint of tobacco. This ABV beast coasts with the warmth and richness of crème brûlée, toffee, cinnamon rock candy, fruit, and nutmeg. Oh wait, theres more. Smoke kicks in toward the end with marshmallow undertones and more cinnamon, finishing strong with lasting spice. This is a cask strength sipper or a lovely bourbon on the rocks. (FM, Fall 2016)"

K&L Notes: In what was once only available as a limited-edition bottling from the Bulleit Experience at the defunct Stitzel-Weller distillery in Kentucky, Diageo is now bringing Bulleit Barrel Strength to the metropolitan market! Bottled at 62.7% cask strength, this is a punchier, more powerful expression of Bulleit than what we're used to. At over 120 proof, the whiskey really benefits from a few drops of water that help to coax out the softer vanilla and barrel oak flavors lying underneath all that heat. Drink with care!