Bulleit Rye is a new offering from the fine folks behind Bulleit Bourbon. The bourbon already boasts a relatively high rye content, but the new Bullet Rye Whiskey is composed of 95% rye grains, a much higher concentration than the mandated 51 percent.
The golden amber spirit has aromas of oak, dark fruits and mellow vanilla. Take a sip for an instant hit of cherry on your tongue. The taste moves toward nuts, toffee and spice, plus some more fruit. It finishes dry and chewy with lasting notes of maple and oak. At 90 proof, Bulleit Rye is still very smooth on the palate with no discernable burn outside the peppery spice. It's great for sipping neat. Pouring over ice mutes some of the spice, allowing more of the sweetness to come through.
Aged in white oak barrels that are charred to the maximum before being filled. This whiskey is made with 95% rye and is a copper color with a slight green patina.
An over-the-top rye whiskey, battling the science of fermentation to produce a 95% rye mash whisky, the highest proportion in a whiskey that we've seen. It's astringent and spicy, showing what the flavor of rye is all about. -Cocktail Enthusiast