American Whiskey - Bourbon

Bulleit 10yr Frontier Whiskey Bourbon

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  • Proof66 Rating
    539 / 858
    Rabble Rating
    4.5 / 5.0
    Price (USD)

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Tier 1
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Proof66 Notes

First launched in 2013, Bulleit 10 is a premium bourbon aged at least 10 years in oak prior to bottling (a ripe old age in the bourbon world relatively speaking)--this in contrast to the flagship brand, which is aged between 5 and 8 years. In our experience, this will tend to lead to a richer, deeper and more lingering taste, particularly on the finish. They suggest looking for flavors of vanilla, dried fruit, and a "long smoky finish."

We had the opportunity to taste Bulleit 10 ourselves... see our full and through write-up.

Bulleit Distilling Company came from the man Augustus Bulleit, who began as a tavern keeper in Louisville, Kentucky. His experiments in bourbon were lost in a trip to New Orleans not to be heard from again until 1987 when great-great grandson Tom Bulleit revived the family legacy. The brand is represented today by Hollis Bulleit, fourth in a line of four generations of management of the Bulleit bourbon brand. In 2010, the brand was acquired by Diageo but we were assured in talking with their representatives at the 2010 Celebration of American Distilling,  that their company was still small and family-run (if not family-owned) and a partnership with Diageo to provide some of the marketing muscle. While the brand is managed by the Bulleit Distilling Company the whiskey itself is sourced from Lawrenceburg Distillers in Indiana, which we note here as the producer.

This bottle has 6 ratings and 6 reviews.
Muncher Muncher (184) (2015-03-28)
Saw this one at the liquor store on sale for $30 so I grabbed one of the three bottles they had left. My first dram of it reminded me of the Elijah Craig 12 year so I grabbed another glencairn and did a side by side with the two. On the nose they are extremely close. The Bulleit has a little bit more caramel and vanilla and the EC has just a touch more oak. On the palate is where the two separate. The Bulleit is much more refined with a caramel/vanilla like sweetness reminiscent of Buffalo Trace accompanied by a strong rye/char/oak punch; it's very delicious. The EC's oak and spice notes seem sour when compared to the Bulleit. I don't know if this bourbon is worth the regular going rate but my bottle is definitely worth the price that I paid for it.
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TLCrawford TLCrawford (8) (2015-02-14)
Wow, flavor, a bit of heat, great wiskey
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NeatPour NeatPour (172) (2013-12-14)
3.9/5, it's definitely better than the standard. Richer and fuller, darker in color. I get a richer sweeter bourbon and it makes me wonder how much caramel color is added. That being said I had this alongside bakers and I'd favor that over this. Again, the extra rye is nice but I'd rather have specialist bourbons in certain areas than bottles that walk the line. Personal preference but there you go
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motherschlepper motherschlepper (1) (2013-06-02)
I love this bourbon and in fact it may be my favorite for a while. Smells good and tastes great. A nice smooth burn at the end. And not a cringing burn. So many flavors.
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Proof66 Staff Proof66 Staff (88) (2013-02-14)
It’s competing against acclaimed bourbons with decades of experience. In comparing it, Bulleit 10 can not entirely dominate but it can go toe-to-toe with best in class in the 10 year range. In citrus forward cocktails—and we’ll go ahead and venture a guess in mint juleps—Bulleit is outstanding and the clear favorite.
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Irishman Irishman (257) (2013-02-07)
Very impressive... the aroma envelops your nose with bold spicy flavors. On the tongue, it turns to silk and the finish is fantastic. If you see a bottle, pick it up. You won't be dissapointed.
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