What bourbon is in your decanter ?
Today with the arrival of our new decanters from Distillery Products, Jim filled his with Bulleit Bourbon. Very fitting for a rye guy.
It’s about time we give our home town bourbon a review. On March 14, 2017, Diageo opened a new Bulleit Distillery. The 300-acre, $115 million dollar facility is located just east of Shelbyville, Ky in Shelby County, Kentucky. That’s just 10 miles from Jim and 5 miles from Big Chief.
If you’re in Shelbyville, make sure you visit some of our friends. Grab some lunch or dinner at Theredlion and Bellhouse . Stay at the Saddlebred Suites and grab a cup of coffee from The Paddocks. Grab a drink at The Barrel Room and shop for your bourbon at Paradise Spirits & Wine. You never know, you might just run into us.
We hope you enjoy Jim and Mike’s review. Be sure to check out The Bourbon Road Decanter, and other goodies, in the “shop” section of the site. Cheers!!
Vital Stats: The frontier whiskey has a non-age statement but it believed to be 6 years or older. This high rye bourbon has a mash bill of 68% Corn, 28% Rye, 4% Malted Barley with a $25 MSRP. There is some question if this is still Four Roses Bourbon, but honestly we say who cares as long as its good.
Appearance: One of the oldest looking bottles on the market with light amber bourbon inside. Fits perfectly in a saddle bag of a cowboy.
Nose: Floral with oak, worn leather, vanilla and spice. This is what a bourbon should smell like.
Palate: The same hints of oak, leather pair nicely with the black pepper spice. Very little vanilla and caramel sweetness. There is a bit of beautiful light orange zest.
Finish: Medium with a nice Kentucky hug.
Overall: When it comes to value for money it’s hard to beat Bulleit. We both have bottles on our shelves. It’s perfect for a beautiful old fashioned with its rye spice.