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Review #962 – Bulleit Bourbon

​Review #962 | Bourbon Review #502 – Bulleit Bourbon The Schtick: This is a Diageo product line that used to be contract distilled by Four Roses in KY. The new producer is undisclosed. Distiller: Undisclosed Bottler: Bulleit (Diageo) ABV: 45% ABV Age: NAS Nose: Caramel, honey, pepper, clove, faint tobacco, light grain. Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Corn, honey, young green …

Deanston Variety Show

Recently, a Deanston rep came to town, and I had a couple drams from their core line of products. Here are my thoughts.

About 20% of their produced spirit is used for their single malt releases and 80% goes out the door to be a blend component for brands owned by Diageo and William Grant & Sons. Their recent dive into the single malt market comes with a promise to never filter or color, and they recently boosted their ABV floor from 43% ABV to 46-ish% ABV.

Review #892 – Weller Special Reserve

​Review #892 | /r/Bourbon Review #468 – Weller Special Reserve The Schtick: This is the lower most entry in Buffalo Trace’s Weller line of expressions – wheated bourbons sold under the William Larue Weller (and various permutations) name. Distiller: Buffalo Trace Bottler: Buffalo Trace ABV: 45% ABV Age: NAS Nose:Cinnamon, clove, red hot candies. Ethanol. Faint caramel. ​Taste: Thin, hot cinnamon. …