Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Whiskey Wednesday: Faster Than a Speeding Bourbon
Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey, 45% alcohol (Four Roses Distillery)
The relatively new Bulleit Bourbon is being marketed heavily these days. With its slick bottle and romantic claims of being a "Frontier Whiskey" (whatever that means), it's popping up everywhere, including on the final season of the HBO series Deadwood (despite the ahistorical nature of that appearance) and at Trader Joe's for about $20. Bourbon expert Charles Cowdery notes that it is pushing for a slice of the lower-high end market being occupied by Woodford Reserve and Knob Creek.
Despite all its positive press, I was unimpressed by Bulleit. It was too light and a bit on the caustic side. There was a slight medicinal taste, cough syrupy, which I found off-putting as well. Personally, I'd grab for a Woodford Reserve over this speeding Bulleit.