Bulleit Bourbon 10 Year Old is nothing but tasty from the first shot.
Who doesn’t love a great mystery story, right? Well, back in 1860, Tom Bulleit’s great-great-great granddad Augustus Bulleit was escorting a shipment of Bourbon from his distillery-farm in Kentucky down to New Orleans for sale when… poof! Several dozen bull barrels of his signature high-rye Bourbon just poofed up and vanished along with the man himself. Was it the angry Native Americans? Common highwaymen pent on mischief? Thirsty pirates? No one knows!
Well, fast-forward to 1987 and young Tom Bulleit relaunched the family heritage—Bulleit Bourbon—with a high-rye mash bill and a ton of attitude. Today they make only three versions: Their signature Boubon, a full-on Rye, and their premium aged 10 year-old Bourbon.
Which brings us to today’s lesson in tasty awesomeness, a 10 year-old Bulleit Broubon. Now, the first thing you got to know is the mash bill. All of the Bourbons coming out of Bulleit Distillery Company are made from the same time-honored recipe: 68% corn, 28% rye, and 4% barley. There are no wheat or grain fillers, and every % point of that mix serves a specific purpose. The corn makes it sweet and savory, the rye adds some spice and body, and that dash of barley gooses the fermenting process just right.
Nothing else is needed, so nothing else is added.
Bulleit Bourbon is aged at least 6 years, but is famously "not bottled until it’s ready.” But for their 10 YO, those medium-char American white oak casks are left alone for a full decade and bottled at 45.6% ABV. Golly-Bob-Howdy Vern… That's some damn good sipping Whiskey right here! Somewhere along an ancient, hidden part of the Appalachian Trail the ghost of old Augustus is smiling wide.
Brown sugar and great mouth feel. The flavors are subtle but undeniably pleasant. Will be reaching for this often.
Good for the price but not as smooth and drinkable as what I am used to. Once evolved a bit in an old fashioned or on the rocks, it was quite drinkable with a bit of complexity that I enjoyed.
I drink on the rocks. Love this bourbon! Very smooth and delicious.
Very very smooth!
A good whiskey for when I have time to sit and enjoy it. A little complex for a week day drink.
Ok, nothing special, a bit disappointing for the price but Bulleit has never been my cup of tea
Smooth and very drinkable!
Strong sense of spice I confuse with the burn of the alcohol, sweetness stands out. A few other flavors i'm not skilled enough to identify. Overall, one of my favorites so far.
You can"t go wrong with this one. I was very surprised how smooth and tasty this is.
Very Sweet and Rich.
Bulletin makes a great bourbon. It provides a real nice “Kentucky Hug” and a great spice profile.
Not usually a Bulleit fan but this is an easy sipping Bourbon that is worth your time.
Smooth with notes of honey and vanilla.
Spicey flavors with wood finish.
I love this Kentucky burbon, so smooth all the way to the finish. It is sure to leave a Suttle caramel taste on your lips. Definitely my go to
Great for the price
Not my favorite sipping bourbon, but its dry flavor makes it a great complement to sweet and sour mixers alike. It goes especially well with the honey maple whiskey sour mixers we pick up at the local Fresh Market.
Fav go to
Great flavor for the price
Very tasteful for the price
A touch of Carmel and citrus. Very pleasant finish. Would recommend this whiskey to any patron of flaviar.
I wish this was a little less expensive, because I do like it better than the standard bulleit; however, I'm not sure it justifies a $45 to $50+ price point. It is definitely more complex and is something I could go back again and again for at parties. But for less money I could get Four Roses Small Batch and be just as satisfied. Just my opinion. All in all, I really like this pour.
I agree with other comments. Much better than the regular, which is one of my go to’s. Great by the dram or to take a mixed drink up a notch or two.
Awesome bourbon. For people looking for a mild heat this is it. Still has that whiskey “burn” to it but yet still enjoyable. It’s smooth and has a couple distinct flavors to me that mix well for an enjoyable evening drink.
I’ve never bought a bottle but when I tasted this one at the distillery it was outstanding. Noticeably smoother than the regular label, which is my go to.
spicy! i like the bulleit standard better, but this one is a nice change up from time to time.
For the price, there is no Bourbon on the market better to drop a proper ice ball in and just sit back, sip, and talk the night away.
Perfect with a splash of water. Great for a casual sipper.
This is one of my go to bourbons for mixing cocktails. The flavor is good and it mixes well. As for sipping it’s not my first choice.
Not my favorite brand, but the best I've had from them.
Not a fan of the finish.
loved it. not viable locally
This was excellent!
This is my go-to, I drink it on the rocks. Second only to their Barrel Strength Small batches.
Good but a little too edgy for me.
Another one of my favorites. Good straight or with a block.
It’s pretty good. Better than regular Bulleit, which is a go to of mine for lower cost whisky.
Sweet, vanilla, nutty.
This particular Whiskey is one of the best I've have drank! It's smooth with full flavor! It doesn't give you that after taste, bitter cringe. I prefer it over ice but it is also good when drank Neat also.
Prefer over Jim Beam
One of my favorites! Strong hints of vanilla on the pallet with a smooth finish.
Not as smooth as you'd expect from a 10 yr., but still a good drinkin Whiskey.
What is there to say...It's Bulliet. Smooth. Excellent flavors, more oak and vanilla for me than carmel.
Over a single, large, rock..done.
It's pretty good.
Nice everyday bourbon to enjoy. The flavor is bold and delicious.
It's not bad, I just prefer other bourbons for stand alone drinking. Would be great in a cocktail, in fact I think it would be a stand out.
I really liked this aged bourbon. I found it smooth yet a more bold flavor than their regular bourbon. It is also at a really good price point for the market.
Good enough to drink on the rocks and great as a base in a liquor forward cocktail. Not too sweet, but nice and earthy.
Favorite bourbon to use for an Old Fashion. Classic delicious taste, and never gets old.
Hits first with an intriguing spice, followed by oak, vanilla and a long finish with just the right amount of smoke. Not too spicy, not too sweet, just right for a long winter night.
Great cocktail Bourbon.
Great flavor, smooth finish
Bullet is a very good rum. Smooth and mixes well with cola. Also makes a mean Kentucky Mule.
A good solid choice. Notes of spice, vanilla, and honey. Well balanced.
I love Bulleit!
Smoother compared to regular Bulleit. Pretty nice finish.
A good rye and usually available in bars w limited options.
I really enjoy this as a mixed drink. ginger ale with a slice of lime.
Vanilla, Oakey, Sweetness. Drink it neat or on the rocks. Awesome value - one of the best finds on the bourbon trail.
Good flavor and a hell of a kick. It's the only whiskey I've found so far that I can't drink straight or on the rocks.
On the rocks after settling, this is by far my go-to bourbon. It's not found in as many spots as Woodford, but it's becoming quite popular. I love its smoothness and the kick of spice.
Obviously I did not live during the "Wild West" days, but if I did, I would imagine that the whiskey that was consumed would taste like this one. For a 10 year old whiskey, there is a bit of bite to it. It has good flavor.
Not to smokey, not too sweet. Smooth with a some hints of spice. It is not incredibly distinctive, but still very pleasant to sip.
So versatile... Neat, over a big cube, or as an Old-Fashioned , Bulleitt always does the trick.
Typical bourbon. Floral and creamy. Smooth as Michael Jackson moonwalking.
good sipping whiskey
I much prefer the taste of the entry level Bulleit Bourbon, with out a doubt it's one of the best Bourbons in it's price range. To me the 10 yr lacks in it's flavor profile.
It has a great smell and taste it goes down really smooth but has a kick at the end. Overall it's a great whisky!!
Nice flavor with a fairly smooth finish
Hester on the oak, could do with less
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Excellent bourbon. A little more smooth than their regular.
Smooth and refreshing. Just enough bite to keep you interested.
A nice controlled sweetness with a balance of oak and spice. Has a pleasant smokey finish.
One of the best bourbon drinks I've had in a long time. Definitely a go to for a relaxing evening drink.
It's good very smooth
Smooth and flavorful. Finishes with an even warm. Spicy with a bit of citrus.
Great every day
Smooth finish, perfect for sipping.
Almost too good.
Smooth, rye forward, sweetness, with medium to heavy viscosity and heat. Very well balanced and great for cocktails.
A gentle bourbon that lacks the depth of flavor one might find in the next tier. But it is mild, smooth, and a good way to introduce oneself (or one's friends) to bourbon on a budget.
Smooth finish, lovely full bourbon flavour. Can't find a better bottle at this price point.
softer than it's juvenile bulleit and perfect for sipping.
More subtle and complex version of the classic Bulleit Bourbon
Great for the price. A must have at the bar. 10 year is fantastic.
A staple in my cabinet!
Great sipping bourbon for for the money
Solid go to for cheap, however, I recommend you get dickels, rittenhouse Rye for less price and much better
This is the absolute best drink to have after a long week of work smooth with a crisp finish and no aftertaste. My hat goes off to you Bulleit Bourbon!!
Nice for the spice
The high rye content makes this a perfect bourbon for old fashioneds.
Smooth and sippable love it, drink it often.
so smooth, all I use is ice and lime. you also can't beat the price
Great spice in this heavy rye bourbon
This bourbon is so smooth and so delicious, for the price, you almost can't beat it!
An excellent sipping bourbon. Relatively smooth with a nice vanilla nose and warm, sweet taste.
Smooth, light hints of smokeyness
Best of the affordable bourbons.
Always smooth always a pleasure!
Decent, but astringent finish keeps me from neat or rocks.
Very Sweet, great to sip on!
Smoooooooooooth. Delicious. Perfect on the rocks or with a tiny drop of maple syrup, two drops of bitters and garnished with orange peel.
Love it- my buddies and I don't go camping without it
Love it.... No joke
Good bourbon to keep around. Good flavor without compromising too much smoothness. A great go-to bottle.
Damned good whiskey. I haven't mixed my spirits in years....., this goes down warm on the swallow with a good mellow exhale.
Smooth flavor, Costco sells for 23.99
Awesome taste smooth driniking
I'm a big fan of all of the Bulleit bourbon products. This run is no exception.
Good "go to" bourbon. Won't ever let you down.
Bullett rye whiskey
Vanilla. Lots of it. Strong alcohol flavor, but not so much in the nose. Bulleit is my go to, but this is only ok in comparison.
Absolut nicht zu empfehlen. Schmeckt sehr unangenehm streng ohne eindeutigen Geschmack. Riecht mild nach Vanille und etwas rauchig.
Very nice, all around bourbon. It's a staple in my bar. The rye is great as well.
Pretty rough on the finish might be good for bourbon chicken but not neat.
Better than makers. Not as good as woodford.
I love Bulleit. It's very smooth and easy to drink. I enjoy it with 2 ice cubes.
Great oak flavor and the vanilla lingers like the Sinatra Jack Daniels. This will definitely be a re-purchase.
It might have been right place and time, but this bourbon hit every note I was hoping for. A little sweet, a little sour, plenty of character, lots of flavor, and at the right price.
Sweet, cinnamon, spices, sharp med finish.
This is my go to....always on the bar. If you haven't given it a whirl, do it.
This the easiest drinking whiskey in my cabinet.
Everyday. Not that smooth. Inconsistent
Soft, corn, not long lasting, super for everyday
A perfect go-to or that bottle you always have on the shelf.