By: bulleitsucks (1) 2/19/2013Cheers!(0)
What are these people talking about. It's garbage - kentucky's black velvet. Oh, it comes in an old timey bottle and has a cool name? Bulleit was introduced in 1999 for fu$%'s sake. It is more harsh than anything in the 8 dollar range, but costs 3x that. Smoothness isn't the only thing, but it IS a prerequisite. This whisky is utter and complete garbage.
By: Burks (12) 11/30/2012Cheers!(0)
One of the best Bourbons I've ever tasted. Amazing at only $30
By: mfholley (3) 06/29/2012Cheers!(0)
I think it is the best bourbon for the money on the market. if you want to sip bourbon you will need to spend the money and get something nice!
By: nickwk (3) 06/12/2012Cheers!(0)
Yup, it is harsh on the palette, and as a sipping whiskey it leaves something to be desired.
That said, its one of my favorite mixing bourbons. The aggressiveness that makes it tough to sip also makes it shine when mellowed down with some vermouth. Try it in a dry manhattan, then pass judgement.
By: Storcke (13) 12/25/2011Cheers!(0)
My second favorite sub-$40 bourbon, after Buffalo Trace, even though, with its extremely dry, rye-heavy taste, it is the complete opposite of BT. Nose is fresh oak, smoke, caramel, more oak. Very dry, unlike most bourbons. Taste is rye, caramel, corn, charred oak, (seaweed?). Smooth as can be after you get past the dry texture. Unlike most bourbons in some ways, but highly recommended.
By: bourbob (21) 09/27/2011Cheers!(0)
I dont understand the allure of this
By: mixologist1 (6) 06/11/2011Cheers!(1)
A decent beginner bourbon. Use as context to judge more complex varieties.
By: hoosier09 (6) 3/31/2011Cheers!(0)
A bit spicy for my tastes due to a high rye content, but makes for a great cocktail.
By: dschafer (17) 3/29/2011Cheers!(0)
Amazing bourbon with a smoky rye quality. Fans of a more traditional bourbon may be disappointed, but for mixing in cocktails this bourbon shines. As others have noted, can be subbed for a rye whiskey if needed. Great price point for the value as well.
By: Irishman (207) 11/16/2010Cheers!(0)
This is a great "standard" bourbon to add to your bar collection. Nothing like Buffalo Trace, but it is very serviceable and a neat addition to any bar.
By: MrMartini (17) 9/30/2010Cheers!(0)
While I don't like Bulleit as a sipping bourbon, I completely agree it works very well in whiskey cocktails that can hold up to the heavier rye. For instance, this is a bourbon I enjoy using to make a Sazerac cocktail. The rye whiskey quality really holds up well balanced with Peychaud Bitters.
By: manikmathur (16) 9/11/2010Cheers!(0)
Harsh on the palette and burns on the way down a total disappointment
By: ChrisCarlsson (328) 8/28/2010Cheers!(0)
A good bourbon of the heavier rye, drier style, that is not as common as it used to be. Some may consider it a bit light in body or find the dryness not to their liking. But, if you want to try new and different bourbon for not a lot of money this one is certainly worth considering.
It is a good bargain for someone seeking a better whiskey for under $30. Also it is a great substitute in a rye cocktail as many of the ryes commercially available in its price range are, frankly almost undrinkable.
By: jfatt340 (15) 8/5/2010Cheers!(0)
The bottle looks rustic?