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High rye content has always been the signature of Tom Bulleit's distinctive bourbon. It was only a matter of time before he created a rye whiskey.
Bulleit Rye is an award-winning, small batch, straight rye whiskey with a character of unparalleled spice and complexity. Released in 2011, it continues to enjoy recognition as one of the highest quality ryes available.
Russet in color, with rich oaky aromas. The flavour is notably smooth, with hints of vanilla, honey, and spice. Finishes crisp and clean, with long, lingering flavours.
90 proof (45% ABV) 95% rye, 5% malted barley
A tavern keeper in 1830s Louisville, Kentucky, Augustus Bulleit was dedicated to a single goal: the creation of a bourbon unique in flavour. After experimenting with countless varieties in small-batch trials, he finally came upon a bourbon with the character he had long sought after.
One fateful day, while transporting his barrels of bourbon from Kentucky to New Orleans, Augustus Bulleit vanished. What happened is still unknown, and his creation nearly disappeared into history along with him.
In 1987, Thomas E. Bulleit, Jr., fulfilled a lifelong dream of reviving an old family bourbon recipe by starting the Bulleit Distilling Company. Inspired by his great-great-grandfather Augustus Bulleit, who made a high-rye whiskey between 1830-1860, Tom left a successful law practice and risked everything to experience life on the frontier.
To this day, Bulleit Bourbon is distilled and aged in small batches. High rye content gives it a bold, spicy character with a distinctively smooth, clean finish. Kentucky limestone-filtered water provides a foundation for the bourbon's character, while charred American oak barrels lend a smoky backbone. The aging philosophy is simple: "we wait until our bourbon is ready".
San Francisco World Spirits Competition
2013, 2011: Double Gold Medal
2012: Gold Medal
Beverage Testing Institute
2012: Gold Medal, Exceptional
Ultimate Spirits Challenge
2013, 2012: 91, Finalist, Excellent, Highly Recommended
2011: 4 Stars, Highly Recommended
The only whiskey I can drink neat!
Sweet and warming like all good whiskeys should be
Very good whiskey with a hint of cherry taste. Got the rye one (green label) so no issues here. Happy with tge purchase.Published 16 days ago by Marcel
I got this in a flash deal for £22 and can confirm that it was Rye that was sent (rather than the Bourbon that others seem to have received). Read morePublished 23 days ago by Stephen Holder
Just to confirm I received the Rye (green label) as ordered.
This is a very nice whiskey, not as complex as many, but for the price it really does the job, it's also nice to... Read more
Superb rye for the price. This is the correct bottle - for a while Amazon was sending the bourbon instead of the rye, but they've sorted that out. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. Laurie Pycroft
A lovely drop of whiskey, I prefer the Rye Bulleit over the normal Bulleit bourbonPublished 5 months ago by H