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Much awarded, Bulleit Bourbon is perfect for those who want to experience the true legacy of a well-established American Bourbon. Russet in colour with a rich, oaky aroma, the dry and clean flavour is mellow and smooth, not hot in the throat. This 90 proof Kentucky bourbon delivers a wonderfully complex taste with hints of vanilla and honey and a long smoky finish.
In the 1830s, as a tavern keeper in Louisville, Kentucky, Augustus Bulleit set himself on a mission: to create a bourbon unique in flavour. Just as bourbon lovers today may sample many brands before finding their favourite, Augustus decided to experiment too, by creating bourbons of many different types and tastes. After countless small-batch trials, he came upon a bourbon with the character he had been seeking.
Bulleit Bourbon is still distilled and aged in small batches. Kentucky limestone-filtered water provides the foundation for the bourbon's character, while charred American oak barrels lend a smoky backbone.
Bulleit's distillers age the bourbon simply until it is ready. The result is placed into a bottle whose design has won awards of its own.
In 2008, the Annual International Review of Spirits labelled Bulleit Bourbon as "Exceptional" and gave it the Gold Medal. Judges described Bulleit in these words: "Deep amber colour, highly polished aromas of creamy vanilla, pickling spices and buttery pralines.
A delicate, silky entry leads to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body of honeyed grain, sweet baking spice, vanilla bean, and pralines. Finishes with a long, rich fruity caramel, peppery spice and mineral accented fade. An elegant sipping or mixing bourbon.
At the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the most prestigious in America, Bulleit Bourbon has been consistently awarded medals. In 2011, Bulleit Bourbon earned a gold medal.
Bulleit Bourbon is made by following the small-batch technique inspired by Augustus Bulleit over 150 years ago. Only the highest quality ingredients are used. Bulleit Bourbon's subtlety and complexity stem from its unique blend of rye, corn and barley malt, along with special strains of yeast.
Because Bulleit Bourbon is especially high in rye content, it has a bold and spicy character with a distinctively smooth, clean finish. Bulleit Bourbon is russet in colour with a rich, oaky aroma.
The dry, clean flavour is mellow and smooth, not hot in the throat. This 90 proof Kentucky bourbon delivers a wonderfully complex taste with hints of vanilla and honey and a long smoky finish.