Review #215 – Bulleit Single Barrel: Austin Shaker L1E40003

Review #215 – Bulleit Single Barrel: Austin Shaker L1E40003

Review #: 215
Description: Bulleit Single Barrel: Austin Shaker L1E40003
Spirit: Bourbon

Background: Here we have a Bulleit single barrel selected by Kiki at the Austin Shaker.  This is barrel L1E40003 which is the low rye recipe with yeast #4.  Bottled at 52% ABV

Distillery – Undisclosed

Bottler – Bulleit

Brand – Bulleit

Selection – The Austin Shaker

ABV – 52%

Age – NAS

Nose – Caramel corn, leather, strawberry, clove, some stale grain
Taste – Sweet cream, caramel, light cherry, almond extract, shortcake, waffle cone
Finish – Sharp savory spices, roasted corn, cinnamon red hots, much hotter than 52%

Score: 5
Would I buy a bottle? Probably not.  Probably would prefer a Russell’s Reserve at this price

Thoughts: Despite the score, I thought this was a solid pour.  The biggest thing holding it back is the aggressive heat on the finish.  Just made it a bit off putting to me.  The taste was sweet but lacked a little complexity.  Would be a nice pour when you want to relax after a long day.

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