The folks behind that excellent Bulleit Bourbon now have a rye whisley.
Although it has taken a century and a half to get around to it, such a product would seem inevitable, given that Bulleit Bourbon has one of the highest percentages of rye grain on the market. The straight rye whiskey is made from a mash that is 95% rye and 5% malted barley, and the finished product has been aged in charred wood for at least four years.
Bulleit Bourbon still is made following a recipe created more than 150 years ago by Augustus Bulleit. Bulleit Rye, says Tom Bulleit, the current generation distiller, is in part a response to “many Bulleit drinkers and mixologists [who] have expressed their desire for Bulleit to launch a high-quality rye. We hope they enjoy our new whiskey.”
The rye, which is 45% alcohol by volume (90 proof), is available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $27.99 for a 750 ml bottle.
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