Saturday, September 28, 2013

Bulleit Bourbon - Frontier Whiskey

In August, Brian and I celebrated our ten year anniversary! Drinking a 10 Year bourbon, seemed only fitting for this milestone in our marriage. But, which 10 Year bourbon to choose???

We headed down to one our favorite liquor stores in Bozeman, East Main Liquor, and checked out our options - Russell's Reserve Small Batch (90 proof), Eagle Rare Single Barrel (101 proof), and Bulleit Small Batch (91.2 proof). After thoughtful consideration and help from the E-Team, we decided on the Bulleit 10 Year - plus the Bulleit was packaged in a fancy box, which gave it that extra special touch. 

One of the things that initially attracted me to Bulleit Bourbon was their tagline, Frontier Whiskey - I think it has something to do with living in Montana. Of course, then I tasted it and love it for its spicy rye content. 

Augustus Bulleit, founder of Bulliet Bourbon, was an adventurous man. He was born in France, moved to New Orleans and eventually made his way to Kentucky via flat boat up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to Louisville, where he started distilling bourbon in the 1830s. According to Augustus' great-great grandson Tom Bulleit, Bulleit Bourbon is a product of an era when the frontier was just down the road; a time of hardship, hard work and hard drinking. The western frontier offered hope for those willing to take a chance, and legend has it that Bulleit Bourbon traveled with the folks that moved westward. 

One hundred eighty years later Bulleit Bourbon, and specifically the Bulleit 10 Year, does not disappoint. It is a little sweeter, bolder than the younger Bulleit. If you are looking for an adventurous and smooth bourbon the next time you visit your local liquor store, I'd recommend spending the extra on the Bulleit 10 Year.


As always, please drink responsibly. 

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