Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bulleit Bourbon: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey
This scoring might upset some people.  I know plenty of folks who think Bulleit Frontier Whiskey is one of the better bourbons on the market for the dollar.  I think they just like that it comes in a nostalgic looking medicine bottle.  Don't get me wrong, the bourbon is okay.  Our taste test just revealed that none of us found it to be spectacular.  The nose has plenty of spice.  The extra rye comes through as cinnamon on the snout.  The flavor carries that kick like a "Pow!" from a Batman cartoon.  It is spicy enough to give you heartburn.  A medicinal flavor sneaks in, perhaps from your mind because of the bottle.  The finish is smooth considering the spice, and dry on the back of the tongue.  Overall the whiskey is certainly enjoyable.  I'd drink it on the rocks or in a cocktail for sure.  And I'd be willing to keep a bottle on my shelf.  But it isn't going to be one of my go-to bourbons.

Bulleit Bourbon

Average Score 68.5

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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