#339 • Bulleit Bourbon 10 years old

45.6% alc./vol.
Diageo Group / Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, USA

The reputation of Augustus Bulleit's rye-filled bourbon bourbon is well established today. But can not stop at a single recipe, here is a special edition aged longer, the Bulleit Bourbon 10 years ...

It comes from a selection of charred American oak barrels that have been specially set aside by Tom Bulleit himself for further maturation.

As the American actor Lee Van Cleef (1925-1989) said so well:

Adolescence begins the day when, when watching a western on TV, a child prefers to see the cowboy kiss the girl rather than his horse.

A beautiful orange amber faithful to its packaging.

Nose:
Very sweet with rye spice, vanilla, warm bread and pine wood. Its further aging has considerably softened it.

Taste:
Always sweet and sweet. Rye and corn, spices and charred oak. Candied orange and cinnamon in power.

Finish:
Sweet oranges deposit us on a path in pursuit of the spices of rye and oak, but these flavors tend to flee before we can fully enjoy them.

Balance:
A bourbon more than respectable, with a balance and complexity that we must not be ashamed. Effective alcohol content, vintage packaging, proper ripening. Solid.

Note: ★★★★★

#120 • Bourbon Bulleit

45% alc./vol.
Diageo Group / Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, USA

Legend has it that Aubustus Bulleit, a Kentucky innkeeper, set out in the 1800 years to produce his own bourbon, a unique bourbon. One day, as he was carrying barrels of his Louisville whiskey to New Orleans, Bulleit mysteriously disappeared, taking away all his cargo and his secret recipe.

Near 150 years later, his great-great-grandson Tom, a lawyer by profession, gave up everything to try to recreate the legendary Bourbon Bulleit. Since its renaissance in 1987, this quality candy has been unceasingly praised by critics. One of the secrets of his success lies in his mash bill, which includes a robust 28% rye.

As said so well Jean Coutu, not the pharmacist, the other:

It is these limbo, this border between the world of the tangible and the intangible - which are really the realm of the artist.

Coloration of a coppery area oscillating between red and brown, and I do not speak of hair here.

Nose:
Thick vanilla and caramel with a generous touch of American oak. A small wind of grilled pumpernickel bread. No alcohol burn on the nose. It can be deceptive and dangerous.

Taste:
Very light, not very oily. Spices and particularly rye are exploding in the mouth from the start. The ballet is linked with a little burnt brown sugar with a small floral side.

Finish:
The spices linger slightly before leaving a place of choice to a beautiful big wind of juicy bourbon corn.

Balance:
Excellent value for money, especially in the United States. At least this expression is available in SAQ. Let's hope that one day she is importing her little brother by home ...

Note: ★★★★★