Vita Dulcis 10 – USA Bulleit Frontier 10 year 45.6%

I thought to kick off a quick quartet of North American whiskies with a Kentucky Straight Bourbon from Bulleit… in this case their ‘Frontier’ 10 year...

USA – Bulleit Frontier Whiskey 10 year Kentucky Straight Bourbon 45.6%

  • Nose – A dusty granary, sweet corn, wood shavings
  • Palate – A bit sharp, raw… a bit sour
  • Finish – Minimal

Not such a bad way to ease into an evening of American drams… didn’t stand out but didn’t turn off either.

After tasting the other three whiskies, I returned…. to find it had become pure sour mash!

What about the Bulleit official tasting notes?

Aged in charred American white oak, select Bulleit Bourbon barrels were set aside to age for 10 years. The result is a special expression of Bulleit that provides a rich, deep, incredibly smooth sipping experience.

  • Deep russet in color, rich oaky aromas. Consistently smooth taste with vanilla, dried fruit, and a long, smoky finish.
  • 91.2 proof (45.6% ABV) • 68% corn, 28% rye, 4% malted barley

Would I agree? Not really, but then this also isn’t the style of whisky I gravitate towards either, so don’t mean to be uncharitable.

Curious about the other minis sampled in December 2020? Check out the Vita Dulcis 2020 Advent Calendar.

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