A tavern keeper in 1830s Louisville, Kentucky, Augustus Bulleit was dedicated to a single goal: the creation of a bourbon unique in flavor. After experimenting with countless varieties, he finally came upon a bourbon with the character he had long sought after. One fateful day, while transporting his barrels of bourbon from Kentucky to New Orleans, Augustus Bulleit vanished. What happened is still unknown, and his creation nearly disappeared into history along with him.
In 1987, Thomas E. Bulleit, Jr., fulfilled a lifelong dream of reviving an old family bourbon recipe by starting the Bulleit Distilling Company. Inspired by his great-great-grandfather Augustus Bulleit, who made a high-rye whiskey between 1830-1860, Tom left a successful law practice and risked everything to experience life on the frontier.
Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey (90 proof)
Visual: Light copper.
Nose: Butterscotch, vanilla, oak, and toasted whole grain bread.
Taste: Very smooth. Orange zest, mint leaf, caramel, nutmeg, saddle leather. A cornucopia of flavors.
Finish: Long with a slight sour cream edge. Dessert-like, but not sugary.
Overall: A wonderful bourbon that has character in spades. I like to imagine this as the modern equivalent of the best that the 1800’s had to offer in American whiskey.
GSN Rating: A
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