Country: USA
Region: Kentucky
Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Diageo
ABV: 45%
Score: 87 points

Bulleit Bourbon. Image courtesy Bulleit/Diageo. This Bourbon is inspired by Tom Bulleit’s recipe handed down through three generations from its creator, Augustus Bulleit. For years, it’s been distilled at Four Roses using a high-rye mashbill, and that gives the nose a good spiciness with clove and chili powder notes balanced by vanilla, honey, hints of dark chocolate, and toasted oak. The taste is thick and buttery at first, with cinnamon and clove notes that come on strong and linger well with hints of straw, vanilla, and cocoa underneath. The finish lingers with mild spices and good sweet notes of honey, vanilla, and chocolate. (April, 2014)