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Bulleit Barrel Strength Batch 01

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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Solid quality and it really goes to show what proof, rather than age, can contribute to a bourbon.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: There‚Äôs a pleasant tartness to the palate, like just-ripe cherries.
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  • Intro:

    At the time of this writing (March 2017) - this product was a KY exclusive. It has since been re-released with CONUS wide availability.

  • Nose:

    Honey and lots of dough here. Sweet corn, a good deal of vanilla and some mild clove. Its really quite nice - really sweet focused with spice taking the backseat.

  • Taste:

    Rich mouthfeel - the proof does really well here. Reminds me of dessert - cocoa, clove, vanilla and toffee. Theres a little cinnamon kick but nothing like an OWA red hots bomb. There isnt much clove or tannic oak - just a strong focus on everything sweet. A little corn too but even that blends to vanilla in the end.

  • Finish:

    Long, much more spice here than the nose or palate. Its not overbearing but its here. More sweetness pops back up - makes for a nice blend of this, also.

  • Overall:

    I didnt know what to expect from this but I really enjoyed it. I havent formally reviewed the standard bottling or the 10yr but now its on my short list to get to. I was pleasantly surprised, for going in blind as far as expectations, I left a fan. Solid quality and it really goes to show what proof, rather than age, can contribute to a bourbon.

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