Kategoriarkiv: Bulleit

Bulleit 95 Rye – Frontier Whiskey

ABV: 45 %
Origin: Indiana, USA
Type: Rye
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 3/5

Tasting notes
Nose: This is black pepper and candy cane. There’s pine and a hint of basil. It’s herbal and grassy. There’s also a vanilla sweetness and a hint of oak peeking through. After opening up in the glass the whole thing turns to dill pickle juice.

Mouth: The pine and the dill pickle juice are dominant. There’s spicy flavours such as mustard and anis, and a fruitiness with some green grapes and apples. When the oak arrives it’s very dry and astringent. It’s still herbal and grassy and the vanilla is hanging on. A feint sour lemon note hides in the background and comes forward after a few sips.

Finish: The pine note is prominent with the green grapes and apples now accompanied by a honey sweetness. It’s still grassy and peppery, but soon a very heavy oak note takes over everything. It turns very astringent and now it tastes like dry soil and weathered oak. After a second or two the dill pickle juice returns and keeps the oak company all the way to the finish line. The mustard spicyness builds up in the end.

Additional information
This rye is aged for around 6 years. The mashbill contains 95 % rye and 5 % malted barley. It’s stated that it’s sourced whisky from MGP in Indiana.

Bulleit Bourbon

ABV: 45 %
Origin: Kentucky, USA
Type: Straight Bourbon
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 0
Impression: 4/5

Tasting notes
Nose: It’s rounded and quite calm. There’s dusty corn, chalk, cherries and a hint of ripe banana and raisins. It’s got vanilla and brown sugar sweetness and the oak is very much present from the start. There’s also a touch of salted peanuts coming through on top of everything else.

Mouth: It’s spicy on the toungue from the start. The dusty corn switches to fruit candies and rye. There’s still a bit of dust in there though. The vanilla and the brown sugar is taking a backseat to the other flavours. The oak is very fresh and slightly bitter and there’s an astringency building up after a few sips.

Finish: It’s still spicy. The fruitiness and sweetness die quickly and leave a fresh oak note all by itself. After a while the ripe banana peeks through. Other than that there’s not much else in the finish except the spicy rye notes. There’s a tiny hint of walnuts in the tail.

Additional information
This bourbon is aged for about 6 years. The mashbill contains 68 % corn, 28 % rye and 4 % barley. It’s made at the Four Roses Distillery. Newer versions will have a distillate from a different source.