Bulleit whiskeys are made at the Kirin Brewing Company Four Roses Distillery and the brand has been owned by Diego who by their own admission are the “world’s largest producer of spirits”.
The Bulleit bourbon was a disappoint for me when I tried that, in fact it was so underwhelming that I took it to a party, used it in cocktails and forgot to actually review it. That means I need to get another bottle! With that in mind, I wasn’t exactly tingling with anticipation when I cracked the Bulleit 95 Rye open and poured a glass. So on that cliff-hanger, here’s my Bulleit Rye review:
Distiller: MGP Indiana
Mashbill: 95% rye 5% malted barley
Age: NAS (No Age Statement)
Caramel with spicy rye and pepper. Then some apricots, oak, citrus notes and dark fruits.
Rye (as you would expect from a 95% rye mashbill), some sandlewood, caramel, freshly baked croissants and then some more peppery rye. Great taste and better than other ryes in the price range.
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.
A tasty rye with a slightly disappointing finish that has all the spicy elements you expect from a high rye whiskey.
It’s not an outstanding rye in the grand scheme of things but I would say it is one of the best in its price bracket, made even better by the fact I got this heavily discounted on Amazon and they seem to have an offer on it quite regularly so if you fancy a bottle that is the place to go.