Bulleit Rye — Review

Bulleit Rye. It's okay. And there's nothing wrong with that.
Bulleit Rye. It’s okay. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

Overview:

Need an average rye whiskey to make cocktails or serve to friends?  Bulleit Rye is your answer.

Company Specs:

Russet in color, with rich oaky aromas. The taste is exceptionally smooth, with hints of vanilla, honey, and spice. Finish is crisp and clean, with long, lingering flavors.

90 proof (45% ABV) • 95% rye, 5% malted barley

Awards:

San Francisco World Spirits Competition:

2013, 2011: Double Gold Medal
2015, 2014, 2012: Gold Medal

Beverage Testing Institute

2012: Gold Medal, Exceptional

Ultimate Spirits Challenge

2014: 95, Chairman’s Trophy, Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation
2013, 2012: 91, Finalist, Excellent, Highly Recommended

Spirit Journal

2011: 4 Stars, Highly Recommended

Taste Rating: C

Spicy, peppery — the primary flavors one would like in a basic rye.  It’s not that smooth.  It certainly has a bite to it.  I wouldn’t drink it neat or on the rocks.  So, needless to say, it’s a quality mixer.

Value Rating: C+

I think it’s around $30.  Not going to break the bank.

Overall Rating: C

Yeah, Bulleit Rye isn’t my go to, but it’s not bad either.  I don’t regret buying it, but I’m not going to run out and grab another bottle.  It’s nice to have on hand for parties.


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