Top 20 Whiskies of 2020

#4 • Bulleit Blenders’ Select (Batch 001)

Bulleit Bourbon Blenders Select bottle shot
  • Rank: 4
  • Year: 2020
  • Score: 95
  • Price: $50
  • ABV: 50%
  • Style: Straight Bourbon
  • Place of Origin: Kentucky

Blender Eboni Major makes her mark with this limited-edition whiskey that incorporates three distillates, all at least 9 years old. The multiple flavor profiles and ages converge to create a hyper-charged bourbon with layers of flavor. A lively nose offers raspberry, chocolate, mint, confectioners’ sugar, and candied pecans. The palate is bold, with flavors of cherry, spearmint, dark chocolate, nougat, pepper, and polished oak. More mint follows on the finish, along with bitter chocolate, dark berries, and spice. Each batch will have its own profile, and this incredible inaugural effort promises more greatness to come. —David Fleming