“While I can’t walk on water, I can certainly wobble on whiskey”
– Ashwin Sanghi
This Whiskey Wednesday with Brian, I will be featuring:
Bulleit 10 Year Bourbon: 91.2 Proof
Elephant in the room… Brian has a drinking problem and has officially dressed in his holiday attire for the remainder of the year. Hopefully he will be celebrating with a lot of whiskey this holiday season.
Bulleit has not been creating whiskey very long as compared to others I have reviewed. According to the Bulleit website, “In 1987, Thomas E. Bulleit, Jr., fulfilled a lifelong dream of reviving an old family bourbon recipe by starting the Bulleit Distilling Company. Inspired by his great-great-grandfather Augustus Bulleit, who made a high-rye whiskey between 1830-1860”. That is a long layoff in whiskey making for the family.
Bulleit’s recipe is 68% corn, 28% rye, and 4% malted barley, making this bourbon a higher-rye type. This is a different flavor profile than the previous “wheated” bourbons we have discussed.
Let’s get to the taste…
Smell: Spicy vanilla – very light notes – easy to smell and enjoy the aroma
Taste: Smokey, Rye and Oak – If you have been tasting along, you will notice a distinct higher rye content in this bourbon.
Finish: Very Smooth, mellow flavors dancing on your tounge and easy to drink
Bulleit 10 Year is a very approachable bourbon for any beginner. It is a step up from the standard entry level bourbons such as Maker’s Mark or Bulleit Bourbon (Orange label). Bulleit Bourbon, Orange label, is the younger brother of Bulleit 10 year and will most likely be stocked at your local bar. Cost of Bulleit 10 year is roughly $45 per bottle. I would recommend trying it out at your local bar (neat) or at a friends before making the purchase. If you do happen to purchase a bottle, impress your friends and family while sharing a glass over the holidays. I’m sure there will be holiday parties in your future.
My excuse for drinking… research! I need content for my “Whiskey Wednesday” blog posts!