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Bulleit 95 Rye

Mint and More

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@joshkReview by @joshk

21st Sep 2011

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Bulleit is known for its bourbon with a relatively high rye content: 28%. They have recently released a rye whiskey made from 95% rye. This rye is distilled in Indiana, not Kentucky and bottled at 90 proof.

Nose: The smell on this has a definitive spice to it. It's herbal, I'd almost describe it as spearmint with a cherry background. Sweet and syrupy.

Taste: Mmmm, I need a minute ... that good. Rye grain but it's incredibly smooth and sweet. Cherry maple syrup and a little woody vanilla too. There is definitely mint here, and some other spices (typical of rye but I can't put my finger on them). The rye is not as 'hot' as you'd expect for 95%.

Finish: Continues with the cherry and maple syrup. Very smooth, with no alcohol burn at all. Coats the mouth but disappears relatively quickly.

I bought this bottle 10 days ago and am finishing it today. Admittedly, I originally bought it and used about 1/2 bottle for Rye & Coke before I figured out how great it was neat. Its plenty affordable, I paid $25 in New Jersey, USA. Makes for a great Manhattan too. Will be buying a new bottle shortly.

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2 comments

@onebourbon
onebourbon commented

I absolutely agree- this makes a fantastic Manhattan.

9 years ago 0

@MacMcCormick
MacMcCormick commented

This is my favorite Rye at the moment! The bourbon is pretty good too.

8 years ago 0

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