This week the mighty Desert Flyer Band decided to stop messing around with foo foo drinks and get legit. It was finally time to tackle a high end bourbon without the fluff. The result: an overwhelmingly refreshing and delightful Booze in Review.

For today's review, the band members sample Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey. The maker claims, "In the 1800's, Augustus Bulleit created a new recipe for Bourbon, inspiring a tradition made for today." Well, according to the band members, Augustus did his job, and he did it very well. Hands down, this is the most unanimously positive Booze in Review to date.

The Spirit Journal agrees with the Desert Flyer Band. Reviewer F. Paul Pacult awarded the bourbon a "Superb" rating of 4 out of 5 stars. According to Pacult:

A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED distilled spirit whose attributes, in the opinion of the author, are of exemplary quality and character within the established standards of its category. An outstanding product which is worthy of a search.

The Desert Flyer Band agrees completely. At first, the gentlemen were a bit concerned they may be in store for another abundantly sweet bourbon. Fortunately, the initial aroma only teases the drinker. The scent rapidly dissipates, allowing the dark, confident, extremely enjoyable bourbon taste to take over.

The closest thing to negative involves the price. The band is cheap, Bulleit is not. The price tag, approaching the $30 mark, places the beverage outside the band's typical "rehearsal night" budget.

I thought this was an excellent bourbon! Very smooth with a nice bite that's not overwhelming and a wonderful aroma. A little pricey, but I think very much worth it. I'll give it a solid 4 1/2 Dancing  Bananas." - Greg Achord   Vocals/ Lead Guitar


"This is the way a bourbon should taste. Great barrel flavor, with exactly the right amount of sweetness. Don't even get me started on the 'Buzz Factor.' Perfecto! The most solid 4 1/2 out of 5 Dancing Bananas you can imagine." - Waylon Jordan   Bass


"I'm just delighted it isn't that Maple flavored crap we had a few months ago. Four out of Five Dancing Bananas." - Max McFarland   Drums