Bulleit Frontier Bourbon Whiskey 10 year old
The creamy caramel and vanilla scent is echoed on the palate, where it’s also interwoven with espresso and clove, finishing relatively dry. A splash of water mellows the alcohol heat and the flavor still sings out boldly. Deep russet in color, rich oaky aromas. Consistently smooth taste of Bulleit Frontier Bourbon Whiskey with vanilla, dried fruit, and a long, smoky finish.
Sweet caramel and vanilla notes are beautifully offset by toasted oak and spice. A noticeable deeper layer of citrus, cherry, butterscotch, and pepper adds a small, but beneficial layer of depth.
Spice and wood jump strongly out of the gate, overlapping notes of cherry, vanilla, and leather. There is an enjoyable, yet relatively shallow amount of depth in the palate that’s over with far too quickly. A gentle sipper with a spicy bite.
There is a fleeting intensity of flavors here. There’s an immediate rush of dark fruit and rye spice that quickly peters out leaving a dry, flat, and overall one-dimensional aftertaste. Wood takes over and dominates the long finish, overstaying its welcome and lasting longer than it should.
Bourbon with a rich, robust backbone – it definitely benefits from that 45.6% As with the no age statement (NAS) orange label Bulleit, Bulleit 10 Year has a very spicy and wood-forward palate, but packs a little more of a pop.