Bulleit Kentucky Straight Bourbon tasting notes and review
Bulleit Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a spicy, velvety American whiskey propelled by uncompromising meaty fruit. Sure, you’ll find the classic honey tones with caramel, cookie dough and butterscotch dripping from every sip, but don’t overdo it. It is a classic smoky bourbon the right and very nutty, produced mainly with corn and then rye and barley malt. However, the high percentage of rye makes it very particular and structured: mentholated and peppery to be synthetic.
A painstaking search for raw materials and the water that flows nicely into the plains of Kentucky has made this whiskey unique, or so they want us to believe.
And in reality, this Bulleit is an excellent bourbon: warm, dense, spicy, but without exaggerating, with a firm structure and a bold step: the sensation of heat that envelops the mouth with impetus is very disruptive, but not at all rude.
It is not sweet, almost not at all. On the contrary, it is immaculate and direct, with slight smoky traces and returns of walnuts, walnut husks and mint. The fruit is warm, infused with dried flowers and sweet spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, but it goes straight on without ever being smug.
Bulleit Kentucky Straight Bourbon bouquet
Complex nose with dominant notes of oak, maple syrup, mint, cinnamon, dates and beeswax. Calibrated spiciness, mysterious just enough.
What does Bulleit Kentucky Straight Bourbon taste like?
Full, warm and mentholated mouth with spicy tips, good rhythm and finish with a taste of walnut, caramel, popcorn and coffee. Good persistence, with returns of pepper, appreciable balance. Not very complex, but pleasant.
Is the bourbon as the old pioneers of the Far West drank? Maybe, not quite that wild, but let’s say that he does not pimp and is appreciated for his aromatic cleanliness.
Make a comparison: take the Rye Bulleit and taste it after this bourbon.
Two worlds compared. Bourbon with an explosive, honeyed, pyrotechnic charm with a thousand scents that intertwine under your nose as opposed to the severe, herbaceous, vertical and puritan rye.
Price of Bulleit Kentucky Straight Bourbon
30 euros, an excellent price.
The cocktails to make with Bulleit Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Indeed the combination with mint is tremendous, so he is a candidate for a pair of Boulevardier, Old Fashioned, Irish Coffee, Mint Julep, Sazerac, Godfather, Rusty Nail, Rob Roy, Old Pal, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Toronto, Penicillin.
Bulleit Kentucky Straight Bourbon food pairings
Grilled meat, spare ribs with bbq sauce, pulled pork, rabbit terrine, aged cheeses and fig jam, walnut cake.