Bulleit BARREL STRENGTH (2018) Bourbon Whiskey Review

This year’s Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Whiskey in my cabinet checks out at a deliciously hot 61.7%. And my-oh-my is it tasty.

So here’s a long story made somewhat short: Prior to a trip to Las Vegas, I saw this at my local Total Wine for $79.99, BEFORE the asinine Washington State taxes. I went to a TW south of the Las Vegas Strip and saw it for a much more reasonable $53.99. Later that day, I happened upon a Costco and went inside… to find this for $19.97. Not kidding. I’m also not kidding that I momentarily considered renting a van to buy both pallets in front of me and drive them home. But anyway, onto the review.

This Barrel Strength certainly pours with distinction. The first sip has a lot of punch to it, coming with layers of deep vanilla character. After taking a few minutes to breathe and chill–I use two cubes over 100 proof–oak and caramel shines through brilliantly. The finish lingers with a marshmallow-like film that holds the flavor on the palate. Really, really enjoyable stuff, and at the price, it’s unbelievable.

Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Whiskey

Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Whiskey
9.4

Overall

9/10

    Aroma

    9/10

      Body

      10/10

        Flavor

        9/10

          Pros

          Cons

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