Cellar Notes: Bulleit 10

    In 1860, while delivering some of his then-famous whiskey from Louisville, Ky., to New Orleans, Augustus Bulleit mysteriously vanished. Though his disappearance has never been explained, one theory is that he encountered a group of thirsty vagrants who disposed of him to acquire his liquid cargo. In 1999, Augustus’s great-great-grandson Tom Bulleit revived the brand. The Diageo-owned distiller’s latest release ages for 10 years in charred American white-oak barrels, rather than the average seven years for the standard bourbon. Bottled at 91.2 proof, Bulleit 10 offers a more pungent nose than its predecessor—one laced with hints of vanilla and dried apricot. On the palate, the bourbon is smooth, revealing flavors of spicy rye, caramel, and toasted oak, as well as delicate cherry on the finish. Over rocks, the Bulleit 10 is captivating, if not precisely worth dying for. ($45) www.bulleitbourbon.com

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