Bulleit Rye has been a staple in the world of whiskey since its debut in 2011. Known for its smoothness and spicy finish, it has been a favorite of many bourbon and rye drinkers alike. But now, Bulleit Rye has upped the ante with a new 12-year-old release.
What makes the 12-year-old special?
The new Bulleit Rye 12-year-old is a combination of rye which has aged for 12 years, along with a small amount of 7-year-old rye to add depth and complexity. The blend ratio is said to be 68% 12-year-old rye and 32% 7-year-old rye.
So, how does it taste? According to Bulleit, the 12-year-old rye has notes of dried fruit, a hint of leather, and vanilla. On the palate, it’s spicy with a sweetness that’s balanced by the oak’s tannins.
Price and Availability
The Bulleit Rye 12-year-old is bottled at 92 proof and has a suggested retail price of $49.99. It’s available in select markets in the United States, including California, Texas, Illinois, New York, and Georgia.
What does this mean for rye lovers?
For rye enthusiasts, the release of the Bulleit Rye 12-year-old is a huge deal. Rye whiskey is often overshadowed by its bourbon counterpart, but this release proves that rye has the depth and complexity to stand on its own.
More Hot Releases Expected
The Bulleit Rye 12-year-old is just the beginning of what’s to come from the brand. According to Diageo, the parent company of Bulleit, they plan to release several more high-end expressions in the near future. This includes a Single Barrel and a 10-year-old release.
All in all, the Bulleit Rye 12-year-old is a must-try for rye lovers. Its unique blend of aged rye and younger rye allows for a complex and layered flavor profile. Its reasonable price point makes it accessible to many whiskey drinkers, and with more hot releases on the horizon, it’s clear that Bulleit Rye is a brand to keep an eye on.