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Bulleit Rye
£39.99

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 flavour of rye is all about.


This won a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013.


NOSE: Big heaps of cherries and vanilla, with subtle notes of leather and tobacco.


PALATE: Rather hot at first, the spices coming to the forefront. This is followed by peaches, more cherries and a little bit of orange zest.


FINISH: A smoky finish, carried by cinnamon, allspice and a hint of sweeties.


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One look at a bottle of Bulleit is enough to tell you that this is a product that has taken the frontier spirit of the first American pioneers to heart. Packaged in an old-style flask, Bulleit has a traditional high-rye mashbill (around 30%).

The brand was revived in the 1980s by Tom Bulleit, an ex-Marine who saw service in Vietnam. Tom gave up his successful law practice to make whiskey, using a recipe belonging to his great-great-grandfather – the enigmatic Augustus Bulleit.

Augustus's family had come to New Orleans from France around the beginning of the 19th Century, and by 1830 Augustus had drifted into Louisville, Kentucky. Here he ran a tavern and, drawing on his French heritage, began distilling spirits in small batches. His bourbon became a success, and over the next three decades it became more widely distributed as America's frontiers continued spreading into the West.

But here the story takes a twist. In 1860 Augustus Bulleit disappeared while delivering stock of his bourbon back to New Orleans, the town of his birth. But whether he was murdered by a rival for his precious cargo, or simply vanished into the backstreets and brothels of the Big Easy's French Quarter has never been proven.

Bulleit is now owned by Diageo (although Tom remains heavily involved) and is made for them by Four Roses at their distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

BULLEIT RYE

A rich and spicy rye whiskey, with one of highest rye ratios (95%) we've seen along with 5% malted barley. Loaded with fruit and spice, it's a terrific rye for the price, and is just as tasty sipped neat as it is served in your favourite whiskey cocktail. Bulleit Rye won a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013.

Additional Information

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Name Bulleit Rye
Country USA
Region Kentucky
ABV% 45%
Size 700ml
Dietary Information No
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