Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - (Great Value,Tried & True Award)- Dry, restrained nose with some herbs and a hint of orange peel. Rich, with plenty of corn sweetness and impressively long, rich flavors. The tannins and spice on the finish cleanse the sweetness from the palate. (Mar 2015)
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - An intensely grainy bouquet. The palate entry is corny sweet and nearly honey-like; at midpalate the core flavor of sweet corn mash remains while tastes of buttered popcorn, brown sugar, and nougat expand. Finishes with a spurt of fire and lots of long, corny/grainy tastes. Should be part of every serious whiskey-lover’s collection.
— P.P. (9/1/2006) — 90-95 (Sep 2006)
Bulleit is bottled in an old-fashioned style bottle, there is a relatively high proportion of rye in the mashbill which proffers plenty of pep. This bourbon was awarded a Gold medal at the 2004 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The nose is quite pungent and peppy with notes of marmalade and toasty oak. Here is a hint of smoke with a beautiful, creamy banana milkshake.
The palate is quite full with notes of zesty orange, a hint of dried peel, a note of winter spice, a cigar box character and a touch of perfume.
The finish is of medium-length with plenty of spice.