Bulleit Bourbon

Bulleit Bourbon
WhiskyBulleit Bourbon
CountryUnited States
TypeBourbon
CaskAmerican Oak
Abv45%
Rating 75/100
Reviews of Bulleit Bourbon
says on May 18, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

great price. lovely spice. oak is nice. smooth .

Nose

spice and oak

Palate

spice oak cherry vanilla. a wee pungent (nicely so).

Finish

sweet. very small smoke, but it is there.

says on April 23, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 73/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Ciekawy burbon, delikatnie pikantny (żyto w składzie) Czuć też mocno wypaloną beczkę.

says on April 12, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Aroma: álcool, acetona, caramelo, frutas.
Paladar: adocicado, menos álcool que no olfato. Retrogosto doce

says on April 8, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Neat, from a tumbler: Cereal grains in the nose: more cereal barley than corn. Surprisingly little burn, more like metal shavings.

The burn does come through in the first sip, as does the corn. Some fruit rind and spiciness: cinnamon and clove. There is an inky saltiness on the lips; the rock salt actually comes through full force in the second wave.

The finish is cinnamon spices, with a hint of pencil shavings. And that salt just don't quit. A tinge of finished wood but the salt and spices are the underground star of this one.

says on April 7, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Amber

General description

Smell: fruity, vax, floral, spicy, orange peel.

Taste: orange, caramel, vanilla, smooth.

Finish: wood, alkohol.

says on April 3, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Sehr guter Bourbon zu einem sehr guten Preis.

says on April 3, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Sehr guter Bourbon zu einem sehr guten Preis. Viel Vanille und Honig in der Nase und am Gaumen.

Nose

Honig, Vanille, Kuchen

Palate

Süß, mild

Finish

Wärmend

says on April 1, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Not overly sweet. Has standard bourbon flavours. Good for the price point.

says on February 2, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 88/100
Color: Old gold

General description

sehr würzig

Nose

sehr würzig, dann Eiche, dann Roggen

Palate

sehr würzig-süß

says on November 18, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

A nice blend for the price to be sure. But this is definitely priced correctly. Any higher and my eyebrow would go up with it. A little boring, if I'm quite honest in comparison to my favs that are big and bold. However, this isn't bad, and if ever on a TIGHT budget, I could be convinced to purchase again. While my mixing know-how is limited, I imagine this one would be good in a cocktail capacity.

SETTING: On a scorching hot, summer day, climb up into an old tree amidst bright yellow-green leaves. Take a nap with your back against the trunk, hat over your eyes and feet dangling. Bulleit will be the lullaby to get you there.

VITALS:
- Made in: Kentucky, USA
- Producer: Diageo
- Distiller: Sourced - MGP; likely supplied by Four Roses Distillery until 2016*
- Classification: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Age: nas
- Mash Bill: corn=68%, rye=28%, barley=4%*
- Casks: undisclosed char
- Barrel Entry Proof: undisclosed
- ABV: 45% (90 proof)
- Enjoyment method: neat from a Glencairn glass with father and fellow reviewer, Brian Dawson (username: bdawson57). Check out his review for this bourbon and many others on his profile!

*notes taken from Bulleit's website: bulleit.com. Check it out for more info.

Nose

Yeast is very prominent on the first draws, taking on an almost stuffing-like-quality. With more coaxing, a simple brown sugar comes together with pumpkin, of all things. Hazelnuts accompany them all just at the back of the palate for a twinge of bitterness. Little spice or alcohol is there regardless of how dangerously you're sniffing.

For wood, pine dominates but this combines surprisingly with sweet corn (Note: my dad and I came to both odd flavors separately!).

For under $30, I'll say I'm impressed. Pricing aside though, this isn't the worst, but it is far from the best.

Palate

- Mouth feel: very thin, mellow and a touch watery. This is by far my biggest problem with this bourbon.
- Balance: Pretty impressed with the blend for the price.
- Visual: The lightest colored bourbon I've ever had, it offers medium legs with a minimal crown and droplets.

- Taste: The rye is more pronounced on the taste, but at 90 proof, the spice and burn is mild. Additionally, there's a wet hay component (in the sense that I can chew it - not that it is bad) that couples with candy corn. No, it's not as bad as it sounds.

Simple sugar and light vanilla pair together for sweetness between sips. Discernable fruits present include figs and the granny smith apple. The oak is there, but only just, and even this is sweet.

With a Kentucky chew, rye is overpowering with a bit of leather. The rye also seems to take on a slight briny quality (likely the coppery notes my dad notes in his comments). The only other savory tone I get is reminiscent of frozen peanuts.

Overall, simple, but I'm not mad.

Finish

- Lasting power: I'm going with a short finish, but there's a little warmth that coats the tongue. Doesn't go much beyond that.

- No More: Hay becomes much more pronounced on the taste the further into the glass I get. The sweetness behind it is also still there, but I'm not sure it is the candy corn anymore. But it is a bit sickly sweet. Not bad enough to be greatly opposed to it, but it is a hurdle to contend with, if I'm honest. The other flavors listed above have almost completely faded away except for the rye.

The empty Glencairn is full of fresh sawed wood piled higher and higher and higher...

says on October 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

A really nice Bourbon that is light and friendly. The finsh does fade to nothing very quiclky which makes this too easy to drink... which aint a bad thing!

says on September 14, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 68/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

it's alright. i don't think it lives up to the hype.

says on September 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 55/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

I have never really cared much for Bulleit. I revisited the regular orange label as part of my September bourbon challenge. I was surprised to find my opinion has changed a bit. Call me a "skeptikan", but I just don't buy the whole back-story/gimmick. If the bottle doesn't stand on its own, it's a pass as far as I am concerned. However, there are some good flavors here. It is much smoother than I remember. Maybe I needed a reset for my taste buds. Have my tastes just evolved? Have I matured in my brown juice affliction??? I am not sure, but I ALWAYS choose Knob over Bulleit regardless of price. Well...I now have room in my bar selection list to include Bulleit Orange. While I will not be buying it by the bottle, I could see this as a change of pace when I am out. Especially when JB White and Maker's provide no real attraction. Almost 3 stars.

says on August 12, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

No bad at all. Fairly smooth. Decent for the price, but still not my favorite bourbon although i would buy it again if the store was out of my other “go to’s”.

Nose

Nose improves after a few minutes out the bottle and the sweet fruity-ness starts to make an appearance.

Palate

Rye and spice. Fruit and a hint floral. Sweet-ish.

Finish

Spice then bitter oak not very long though

says on July 21, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

Lean and fruity. Very approachable.

Nose

Vanilla, oak and a hint of red apples.

Palate

Sweet in front end. Lean mouthfeel. Vanilla, oak and fruit.

Finish

Dry and fruity with vanilla and some alcohol burn.

says on May 30, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

little bit of burn like I like it great flavor

says on May 11, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 20/100
Color: Amber

General description

Bland

says on May 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Old gold

General description

Good Price, light Butter taste.

Nose

Apple, Vanilla, Spicy

Palate

Smooth, Fruity, Chocolate

Finish

Sweet, Bit Spicy, Green Apple

says on May 4, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

strong, but not over powering. a little spicy.

Palate

little spicy, but still smooth.

Finish

slight vanilla and oak

says on April 30, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 71/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

there are better ones to try than this.

says on April 9, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Bulleit has a very strong flavor but not overpowering. I like it with plenty of ice and when I'm in the mood for a whiskey with some "bite" to it, this is my go to bottle.

says on April 6, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 71/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Flat.

says on March 15, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 45/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

nope

says on February 18, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

good price for a very strong bourbon

Nose

oak, isopropyl alcohol, spice

Palate

grapefruit, vanilla, slight oak

Finish

very short finish

says on February 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

A very nice high-rye bourbon. Spicy, great alone and heats up fast with a bit of ice/water. Particularly awesome in an Old Fashioned!

says on February 8, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 78/100
Color: Amber

General description

nice bourbon. pleasantly strong nose and palate with this herbal spiciness. I prefer the rye version but this is also good

says on January 12, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Spice is very forward. Finish is hot and slightly vanilla. I wouldn't call the a 'subtle' bourbon, but I wouldn't call it offensive either.

says on January 11, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

as most people have stated there is a somewhat upfront burn from the rye mash, beyond that I think it's a solid whiskey at a good price

says on December 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 73/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Spicy and leathery, short finish. Started tasting some vanilla towards the end of the glass. Not my favorite though I know lots of people swear by it.

says on December 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Tawny

General description

for an everyday drinker this is. good choice. a bit of spice and burn. the mix in of the rye really tamps down the sweetness from other Bourbons.

says on November 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 96/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

love it

says on November 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

Nice bourbon

Nose

vanilla, toasted oak

Palate

bit spicy, some orange and bitterness

Finish

round and spicy

says on October 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Burnished

General description

A more spicy and flavourful bourbon than most in its price range. Strongly recommend this one

says on October 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

strong and spicy. not too complex, but awesome for the price.

says on September 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

It a bold one. Wasnt much for the taste myself.

says on September 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Burnished

General description

Very good bourbon that hits all the classic bourbon notes: Wood, cherry, vanilla, caramel, with a nice, delicate balance. Not going to wow you, but this is a good bourbon

Nose

Sweet, light, vanilla, cherry, caramel, wood shavings

Palate

Delicate vanilla and cherry, light brown sugar and cinnamon, slight burn but just enough to let you know you're drinking bourbon

Finish

Nice wood finish

says on September 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

great for cocktails a properly mixed bulleit Manhattan is amazing!

says on August 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Pretty sweet

says on August 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

Good bourbon at a good price. It does a good job at being an all around unoffensive bourbon. Good neat, so probably good mixed.

says on August 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Great daily drinker for the price

says on July 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

solid bourbon at its price point

says on July 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Solid 90 proofer. It drinks easy neat and has some good qualities. It’s not going to blow anyone’s socks off, but this is an easy one to keep on hand as a “house” bourbon for anything from sipping to cocktails. I think I prefer this with a dash of orange bitters or in an old fashioned.

Nose

Orange peel, vanilla, anise, dill, hint of peanuts or nutty earth - very nice combo, but not that pronounced, I had to dig for them

Palate

Medium body, pretty smooth and not much burn in the mouth, a bit of oak and tannic dryness, nose flavors aren’t very pronounced in the taste - I’m still struggling to get much flavor once I take the sip and chew it a bit, but the overall experience around the mouthfeel is pretty nice here

Finish

finishes over about a minute, gentle burn sets in around the bottom edge of the tongue and slowly dissipates, vanilla pops up again and leaves the aftertaste of a cola soft-drink that was warm when you drank it - solid

says on July 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

smooth, little spice, basic beauty

says on July 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Easy on the palate,great gift to a bourbon drinker.

says on June 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Burnished

General description

great for sippinm neat or an old fashioned

says on June 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 71/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

Very nice bourbon to drink on a summer evening

says on June 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Easy to drink bourbon.

says on June 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Good bourbon, but not too much going on.

says on June 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Amber

General description

Very personable high rye bourbon. Maybe too personable; plenty of character but not much complexity.

says on May 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Burnished

General description

nose corn alchol minty. 5 minutes airtime makes a big difference. buttered corn to short hot spearmint burst backing down into mild menthol (fire breathing dragon) back up to spearmint short burst before a finish of corn bourbon oak medium finish

Nose

corn alcohol minty

Palate

corn to short spearmint medium menthol short spearmint to corn

Finish

bourbon oak

says on May 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 68/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice with one ice cube

says on April 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Nose is a lean corn, slightly syrupy and very nostalgic. Flavor is deliciously smoky and sweet and warm, stinging the back of the throat and curling down the sides of the tongue. A potent burn on the exhale. Finish lingers with a bit of that lean corn and smoke.

says on April 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 86/100
Color: Amber

General description

Simple and lively, bright sweet toffee and vinalla finish into a lightly spicy aftertaste that is pleasant and clean.

Nose

Sweet vanilla and toffee

Palate

Light and almost thin, no syrupy residue is left after swallowing.

Finish

Vanilla, spice and toffee.

says on April 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Not bad nothing to really rave about good on its own better I should amaging with a mixer.

says on April 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Good to pass around a campfire. love it

says on March 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

great value for 1lt. neat it's more aggressive vs Knob Creek. short finish but spicy. reliable.

says on March 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Great bourbon for serving. A little sweet.

Nose

Vanilla carmel flower

Palate

Spice honey

says on March 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

An excellent bourbon, smooth with great taste

says on March 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Amber

General description

Prefer the Bulliet Rye

says on March 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Nice vanilla/oak finish. My staple for sipping and whiskey cocktails.

says on February 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

really nice one. vanilla, wood, oily

says on February 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Great mixed or on the rocks.

says on February 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

Delicious. Can't go wrong with Bulleit

says on February 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Tawny

General description

I'm definitely a whiskey newb, but Bulleit and ginger ale is my gateway drug!

says on February 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 73/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

kinda hot. decent on ice

says on January 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice smooth whisky with a little vanille flavour

says on January 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

It's my go to!

says on January 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Amber

General description

Decent pour. 2nd taste was better that the first. A little burn and a nice finish but just ok IMO. Will be my guest bourbon for newbies or mixer.

says on January 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Gin clear

General description

My go to Bourbon with coke. It's sharp and spicy with hints of oak. It's the ultimate bourbon to mix with coke.

Nose

Sweet corn, rye and oak

Palate

Beautifully sharp but sweet at the same time. For the price it's unbelievable value.

Finish

Short oak but lingering sweetness

says on December 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

terpentin mit VanillePulver

says on December 24, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Spice and oak. Excellent neat or with a few drops of cold water.

says on December 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 73/100
Color: Amber

General description

Good smell, smooth taste, nice finish

says on December 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Burnished

General description

It's a little too spicy for my liking, but works good on the rocks.

says on September 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Notes of Banana Bread... Love it.

says on September 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

mild spice. soft nose. fruity with a hint of oak. no sweetnes.

says on August 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Amber

General description

My favorite bourbon so far! Sweet vanilla meets the spicy flavor of the oak. Very good bourbon for little money!

says on July 24, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

very nice bourbon. sweet and spicy, lots of vanilla, oak and fresh fruit. even nicer with ice, and I never advise this!!!

says on May 30, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

My favorite mixing bourbon. Sweet, oakey, fairly smooth for the price.

says on May 7, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Amber

General description

Good bourbon, but came up a bit flat for me.

says on April 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Auburn, Polished Mahogany

General description

Very smooth and spicy bourbon. Great value. Easily competes with scotch in higher price categories.

says on April 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

zoete bourbon. wat granig en speels met n bite. prijs is ietwat overschat

says on April 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 76/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Good bourbon, though overpriced for what you get. Maker's is much better at a comparable price.

says on February 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

love this Bourbon, first tried it years ago at Joe's older than dirt. Really nice for the price.

says on February 5, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

ok

says on January 29, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Very surprised by the quality of this bourbon, considering the price! It has a great sweet taste and feel, maybe a bit too hard on the alcohol, but otherwise pretty damn good day to day drinker.

says on November 17, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Our favorite deer hunting bourbon, perhaps a tradition due more to the name than the taste

says on October 5, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Ok. Not my fav

says on September 26, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

delicious everyday bourbon

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Flavour profile

  • Bourbon
  • Spice
  • Sweet
  • Vanilla
  • Rye
  • Oak
  • Cherry
  • Caramel
  • Good
  • Smooth
  • Honey
  • Medium length
  • Warming
  • Burn
  • Orange
  • Corn
  • Alcohol
  • Wood
  • Fruit
  • Cinnamon
  • Complex
  • Amber
  • Light
  • Citrus
  • Balanced
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