It's the 1830s, Louisville, Kentucky. America only has 26 states, Chicago is just a small town, and Louisville was a growing city and a major port. Augustus Bulleit was a tavern keeper and a dreamer. He wanted to create a bourbon unique in flavor. Through trial and error, and hazy afternoons, behold: he came upon a Bourbon he'd been looking for. Then, one day, with a wagon full of his new concoction headed to New Orleans, he disappears. His precious recipe almost gone as well.
Fast-forward to 1987 when Augustus's great-great-grandson Tom (also a dreamer) decided to recreate the golden Spirit. He aged a small batch of the 'white dog' for six years in heavily charred barrels. Then, he took old-school medicine bottles with raised lettering and brown tinted glass and filled them up with this reanimated Phoenix.
Bulleit's Bourbon is a subtle and complex blend of rye, corn, and barley malt. They are washed in pure limestone filtered water and enriched with special strains of yeast. This Bourbon is bold and spicy with a clean and smooth finish. Expect sweet oak aromas with tones of maple. Feel like a frontier explorer with this amber elixir.
I think this bourbon is a bit over-hyped but a great bourbon for the sunny- day cocktail or Wednesday nightcap. Very nice finish with a lil spice.. I don't find this to be the sweetest bourbon - which is something I prefer
Not a big fan
It didn’t meet my expectations but that was due to all the rave in my circle of influence. It was fine. Has a kickass finish however and for that I will return to the well.
Pretty much my go-to bourbon for old fashioned. Planning to do some barrel aging with this one.
My ricks and mixer go to.
I was introduced to this a few years ago on a trip to Nashville. It's become one of my favorites.
Solid bourbon, compares to Evan Williams black label. Strong, but flavorful and complex.
Delicious, hearty but smooth, go to for a good drink and a gift for friends
A bit too harsh for me to drink straight. Very good flavor profile, though.
I really like the selections from Bulleit.
Good all around bourbon.
This is my standard sipper. I like to dabble with other bottles but I always go back to Bulleit. Can’t beat it.
Good first bourbon
good flavor, too bad they hate the lgbtq community
Smokey after flavor with notes of caramel and cinnamon.
My go to, daily dram. Its a bourbony bourbon, that is great neat, great in a cocktail, and amazing with a cigar.
Very nice, especially for the price!
My favorite bourbon. Mellow with sweet notes.
Smooth drink, but nothing spectacular.
Very drinkable, inexpensive, and everyone likes it.
Smooth as silk
extremely approachable- easy to drink neat or mixed. one of my favorites!
My every day go to bourbon. Always have a stock in my home bar.
Not as smooth as others. Can be an every day staple drink. A hint of spice with a sweet vanilla & caramel taste that lingers. Much sweeter than I was expecting.
A solid bourbon heavy on the oak. Great quality and value. I am seeking a better value since the price keeps creeping up.
Love it and its a staple in my cabinet!
A steady and easy to drink bourbon.
If you are a Knob Creek Straight Bourbon fan, like myself, this is another you would appreciate. Easy-drinking. Full-flavored. Caramel, almost rummy flavor. Definitely like that vanilla and leather scent.
So far this is my favorite bourbon. Keep in mind I haven't spent more than $40 on a bottle of bourbon . . . yet. I really like the vanilla and maple flavor, the creamy feel on the tongue and slightly spicy (but not too spicy) finish that lingers just about right. This is very smooth to me and I wouldn't bother mixing it with anything. I call it dangerously easy to drink.
This is a fairly good whiskey for day to day but it doesn’t have much in the way of flavor and what it does have is very simple and not complex whatsoever. I typically prefer a more complex spirit with a better body for my regular drinking. This drink was also very harsh with nothing to smooth out the edges. If you are looking for a whiskey that makes you feel like you are on the frontier this is the perfect drink.
Good for price point, smooth.
Very smooth initially but with a lingering burn that increases before dying away. Love the smell, lots of vanilla notes, but the taste has a lot of bitter orange peel for me that makes it not my favorite for sipping.
A solid sip, especially at its price point, and very much my style. If you like rye, though, I'd personally recommend you give Bulleit's rye a shot over this particular bottle. Either way, go for it. Can't go wrong with drinks distilled in the Four Roses distillery.
Spicy start, nice finish, very drinkable
didn't care for this.
For this price, and to be so widely available, this is the bourbon of choice for many people. While its methods are definitely new, it's flavor is a classic and the price puts it in good company. If your local grocery or liquor store is out of their allocation of Buffalo Trace, you won't go wrong catching a Bulliet.
Strong, spicy taste. Better over ice. Don't mix it with soda.
Quite nice, spicy, vanilla, notes of caramel and citrics... good value for money!
Very smooth palette flavor. Smooth going down, spicy when mixed. I will definitely get another one
Strong smooth taste always a good way the end a day
A good sipping bourbon. Little lingering burn, but vey smooth.
Loved it! Great over ice.
This was delicious! My first purchase based on Flaviar recommendations!
I like this bourbon, however, it is not the smoothest. I enjoy the aromas and flavors, but I find it a little harsher than others when it comes to the after and lingering burn. Up front, very smooth though.
Tasty with a pronounced bite to begin that mellows to caramel and vanilla with a touch of wood.
My go to!
Very strong and spicy, but smooth and sweet on the tongue
Four roses in a different bottle for more money....cool
Less expensive all around good whiskey
Favorite for an old fashion
A staple in our at home bar.
Smooth to the point of being flat. I would not turn down a glass, but I would not seek one out either
Should be in your bar. Solid, inexpensive, 'everyday' bourbon.
Good go-to, not super smooth but very manageable
Easy to drink. Good for the price-point
I love this stuff. It has become my go-to "no special occasion, I just want something to sip on" bourbon.
Nice smooth bourbon.
Easy drinking in mixed drinks or on the rocks. Reasonably priced and good value for most used and occasions.
This is a great go to drink
One of my favorite sipping bourbons. Straight up or on the rock - it's good either way.
Decent but not great
I'm a bit of a bourbon nut, I'm not impressed. at the same price point Buffalo Trace is much more worthy a bourbon and always had a spot in my cabinet. Plus Buffalo Trace is actually distilled by Buffalo Trace ;-)
For the money, a solid "everyday" bourbon with a nice smooth flavor.
Smooth for the price and taste
Solid drink. I like it on the rocks - it’s smooth and flavorful
Real smooth. Spicy.
decent first bourbon
Pretty good a little rough but good burn
Very smooth, great taste, and finishes with a pleasant glow instead of a burn. My favorite bourbon.
Great day to day bourbon
A solid balanced bourbon. Good for sippin' at room temp. Also good on the rocks.
Makes a great Manhattan.
My go to daily drinker. Neat or mixer. Solid choice.
It’s my “go to” that stays stocked in my bar.
Solid quality, a good starter. Would gladly have as an evening sipper.