Price: $65.99 (basing this on other Bulleit picks)
Nose: Allspice, Black Pepper, Burnt Toast, Butterscotch, Caramel, Cherry, Cloves, Coffee, Fig, Leather, Nutmeg, Oak, Tobacco, Vanilla
Taste: Oily, tannic mouthfeel. Brown Butter, Candied Caramel, Cherry, Dark Chocolate, Honey, Molasses, Raisin, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Cloves, Mint, Nutmeg, Charred Oak, Leather, Tobacco
Finish: Medium – long length. Clove, cinnamon, and leather are very prominent on the front, with bitter dark chocolate, dried raisin, molasses, and clove following suit. Sweet caramel, brown butter, and a nice cherry note seal the deal. The finish is not crazy long, I feel like it seems longer due to the tannins from the oak, which I am not complaining about. The best part is that nice cherry and brown butter *chefs kiss*
Overall: I am trying to work through some samples, so this review isn’t as detailed as most since it is a single tasting. But, this is one stellar Bulleit pick! My only complaint is the finish is a tad short, but with the tannins in this one, I’m surprised it last as long as it does.
Earthy coffee and dark chocolate pair well with the rich spice fragrance you get as soon as you pour this. Light toasted brown sugar and molasses on the palate make for a good balance to the heavy spice forward profile. Taste like someone portioned out the spice cabinet with a touch of leather, oak, and dried fruit.
I absolutely love Bulleit picks and this one is damn good. If I had to guess a recipe, B4, which breaks down to High Rye / Leather Yeast around 9-11 years old? But I could be way off here. I think they did a good job on this barrel and wish I had a whole bottle to myself!
For fans of high rye bourbon and single barrels, these picks are always solid.
Total Score: 7.95/10