Bulleit 10 Year Old

Bulleit's 10-year-old bourbon is a high-rye, 91.2 proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey distilled (we think) at Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, KY. Bulleit is a non-distiller producer, but a massive and incredibly consistent one. Tom Bulleit, a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and former Louisville attorney, started the company in the late 1980s and currently runs the business out of the historic and hallowed Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Bulleit, which is owned by Diageo, sources bourbon from Four Roses in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky (and possibly Barton and/or Jim Beam) and rye whiskey from MGPI in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. It's hard to keep straight, but Chuck Cowdery can help.

Diageo recently broke ground on a $115 million facility in Shelby County, KY where it will begin distilling its own products in late 2016. We've previously reviewed the standard Bulleit bourbon expression and the rye whiskey. Here are our tasting notes for their third and oldest whiskey.

Bulleit 10 Year Old Bourbon

Bulleit Distilling Company
91.2 proof
$35 at Fort Jackson, SC Class VI Liquor Store

Color: Classic, medium amber.

Nose: Very gentle nose. Caramel, vanilla frosting, orange peel. Exactly what a well-matured bourbon whiskey should smell like.

Tasting Notes: Caramel, vanilla, orange rind, wet oak, and peppery spice. A dry finish is dominated by the oak, but it's very pleasant.

Overall: A-. The standard Bulleit is not my favorite pour, but the 10-year is so solid, albeit not very complex. Many other bloggers have fussed about the price point, but I found it on sale for $33.90, so I'm drinking it like I stole it.