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  1. #31
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    Re: Why don't I like Bulleit?

    I do like Bulleit. I rarely buy it though. The high rye is fun, and frankly sometimes I want to "cleanse my pallet" of molasses and Cola and corn and caramel. (Not often, but sometimes.)

    If it were a consistent $20 bottle, instead of a consistent $30+ bottle, I'd make it a regular purchase. I think it's overpriced for what it brings to the table.

    This is the only whiskey that I ALWAYS cut with a tablespoon of water. It is drastically different whiskey when you step on it once or twice - it opens up a lot of flavor and drowns out some of the racket of all that rye and alcohol. I bet it would make a great Manhattan.
    "Brown eyed women and red grenadine...
    the bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean." -Jerry Garcia

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    Re: Why don't I like Bulleit?

    I had one bottle of Bulleit a few years ago. I didn't just not like it, I thought it was pretty awful.

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    Re: Why don't I like Bulleit?

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer View Post
    I had one bottle of Bulleit a few years ago. I didn't just not like it, I thought it was pretty awful.

    Tim

    I'll co-sign that, Tim. I gave it to my wife so she could use it as a mixer. I have no intentions of picking up another bottle.

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    Re: Why don't I like Bulleit?

    Yes Rob, 114 was my reference.

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    Re: Why don't I like Bulleit?

    I wouldn't pawn it off on the wife Nathaniel, that sort of move might be misinterpreted.

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    Re: Why don't I like Bulleit?

    I am in the don't like camp
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    Re: Why don't I like Bulleit?

    I had a bottle once ... ended up mixing it with sprite if that says anything. I'd choose OGD 114 any day of the week.

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    Re: Why don't I like Bulleit?

    While not disagreeing with you Duff my choice would have been ginger ale.

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    Re: Why don't I like Bulleit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    I agree. A splash of water brings out big notes of oats and honey and tempers the cinnamon/char at the finish.

    For the record though, I drink OGD 114 neat, with water, or on ice, depending on mood... it is really versatile and I can't say that I really prefer it one way over the others. I can't say that for every whiskey in my cabinet.
    Tried adding a splash of water to the OGD 114 and you were right. Also agree with the point about versatility. Can vouch for it in an old-fashioned too.

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    Re: Why don't I like Bulleit?

    I guess I would still put myself in the "Like it" camp although I used to drink it much more that I do now. I seem to have moved on to other high rye bourbons. It also seems that it used to cost less. Doesn't it now come from Jim Beam instead of Four Roses?

    I am going to have to open my dusty bottle of Old GrandDad 114 that has been sitting on my shelf for a while. The last time I tasted it, I found it a little harsh but I do like the high rye recipe as well as the price. This is a Jim Beam distillate as well, isn't it?

 

 

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