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Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon Batch No. 6 Review

By Boozedancing @boozedancing

Regular viewers know that we LOVE whiskey with a "5" in it. On today's episode of A Tasting at The Murder Table, we're not only reviewing a whiskey with a "5" in it, we're reviewing one that gets dangerously close to a "6". We're talking 58.3% ABV! One word: YOWZA!

The star of today's episode comes from Bulleit Distilling Company of of Louisville, KY. They call it their Barrel Strength Bourbon. Here's what they have to say about it:

Distilled in Kentucky from the highest quality ingredients, this new variant is a barrel strength version of Bulleit Bourbon with the same high-rye mash bill. Bulleit Barrel Strength won Best Straight Bourbon and received a Double Gold Medal from the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and earned a score of 92 at the 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge - continuing Bulleit's history of sharing award-winning whiskeys.The barrels selected to create Bulleit Barrel Strength were emptied and combined into a single batch without the inclusion of any additional water after the whiskey was removed from the barrels. Aged and bottled at Stitzel-Weller in Louisville, Ky., this new offering allows bartenders and fans of great whiskey the opportunity to taste Bulleit Bourbon straight out of the barrel, uncut and non-chill filtered.

Barrel strength. Uncut. Non-chill filtered. On the surface, this Bulleit Bourbon expression ticks all the whiskey geek boxes. To find out if it's actually any good, click the play button on the following video:

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Many thanks to Taylor Strategy for sending us this very generous sample!


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