Bulleit Rye is an easy introduction. Has there ever been a moment when you’ve been sipping Bulleit Bourbon and wanted it to have even more rye? Well you’re in luck, they now have their own Rye whiskey! Bulleit Rye is made with a mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. And is produced in small batches. An absolutely stunning rye that won a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013.
Nose: Caramel with spicy rye and pepper. Then some apricots, oak, citrus notes and dark fruits.
Taste: Lots of rye on the palate (as you would expect from a 95% rye mashbill). With some sandlewood, caramel, freshly baked croissants and then some more peppery rye. Great taste and better than other ryes in the price range.
Finish: Slightly astringent and oaky, not a great deal to it really. The finish is not great but I wouldn’t say it spoilt the experience too much on the whole.
Overall: A tasty rye with a slightly disappointing finish that has all the spicy elements you expect from a high rye whiskey and a great smooth taste.
It’s a solid drop with a great level of spice flavor mixed with sweetness and though it is good neat or with ice, it also makes a really excellent cocktail.