Bulleit Rye is a whisky that is produced by the Bulleit Distilling Company. Bulleit Rye Whisky was the dream of Tom Bulleit’s with the aim of getting the Bulleit brand to the next level with its products. The introduction of the rye whisky to the selection in 2011 has since seen it emerge as the leading rye whisky in the USA.
The bourbon that the Bulleit Distilling Company have produced in the past already had a high rye content (the mandated rye content is 51%), however the Bulleit Rye Whisky consists of a much higher than normal rye content, standing at 95%. Along with the 95% rye that is used in the distilling process they also use 5% malted barley to give us the finish product Bulleit Rye which is made in small batches.
Bulleit Rye Whisky has a brilliant russet colour to it which gives off the aroma of cherries and vanilla along with hints of leather and tobacco. The initial flavour consists of warm spices which are then followed by flavours of cherries, peaches and tones of orange. There’s a lovely crisp and clean finish to it which is somewhat smoky with elements of cinnamon and allspice.
Over the years Bulleit Rye Whisky has won many awards including Double Gold Medal in 2011, 2013 and Gold Medal in 2012 at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition as well as Gold Medal in 2012 by the Beverage Testing Institute.
Our recommendation is that this whisky is best served with cocktails like Old Fashioned and The Manhattan.