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fishnbowljoe

Your question made me wonder about a few things. As bourbon4all stated, older Bulleit was Four Roses distillate. A few years ago when Four Roses didn’t renew their contract, Bulleit had to go elsewhere for their distillate. I’m not sure which distillery supplies Four Roses now. Speculation is either Beam or  Brown Forman.  Can anyone shed some light on this?  That aside, at a couple of stores in my area, the cost of Bulleit has actually dropped. One store in particular has had 375’s of regular and rye on sale for months. Single bottles for $8.99 each, or twin packs of one each for $16.99(?). The price for 750’s of all variations has dropped some too. Kinda makes me wonder what’s going on. Has anyone else seen this in their area?  

 

Biba! Joe

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flahute
5 hours ago, fishnbowljoe said:

Your question made me wonder about a few things. As bourbon4all stated, older Bulleit was Four Roses distillate. A few years ago when Four Roses didn’t renew their contract, Bulleit had to go elsewhere for their distillate. I’m not sure which distillery supplies Four Roses now. Speculation is either Beam or  Brown Forman.  Can anyone shed some light on this?  That aside, at a couple of stores in my area, the cost of Bulleit has actually dropped. One store in particular has had 375’s of regular and rye on sale for months. Single bottles for $8.99 each, or twin packs of one each for $16.99(?). The price for 750’s of all variations has dropped some too. Kinda makes me wonder what’s going on. Has anyone else seen this in their area?  

 

Biba! Joe

I've seen the Beam and B-F barrels in the Bulleit rickhouses with my own eyes.

I've also been told by someone well placed in the industry that Barton is a big supplier now.

Bulleit still has a lot of 4R barrels in the pipeline and it will take a while to deplete those. 

It's truly a Frankenstein bourbon right now.

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fishnbowljoe
30 minutes ago, flahute said:

I've seen the Beam and B-F barrels in the Bulleit rickhouses with my own eyes.

I've also been told by someone well placed in the industry that Barton is a big supplier now.

Bulleit still has a lot of 4R barrels in the pipeline and it will take a while to deplete those. 

It's truly a Frankenstein bourbon right now.

Thanks for the info Steve. 

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AndyD

In the Minneapolis area, bulleit bs was super cheap.  This was about 2-3 months ago and it’s all dried up now and back to normal price.  I bought many bottles at between 18.50 and 22 per bottle after tax.

 For the price, I enjoy it immensely.  It simply can’t be beat for this price.  At 60 that is a different story.  My understanding is that batch 3 and 4 is 4r in large part.

 

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EarthQuake

The last Bulliet Barrel Strength I finished tasted like 100% Four Roses. I don't recall which batch it was, but it didn't taste anything like Beam or BF, though of course some of those barrels could have been in the blend. Really, it tasted like an average Four Roses store pick - which is to say, very, very good.

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2 hours ago, EarthQuake said:

The last Bulliet Barrel Strength I finished tasted like 100% Four Roses. I don't recall which batch it was, but it didn't taste anything like Beam or BF, though of course some of those barrels could have been in the blend. Really, it tasted like an average Four Roses store pick - which is to say, very, very good.

I'd wager it's still mostly 4R at this point.

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Paddy

I have found it to be somewhat a 'one trick' pony.  A bit hot, thin and lacking complexity. 

 

I personally find that I can do better elsewhere, when crossing the 110 proof bridge...;)

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