Review #15 - Bulleit Rye

I decided I wanted rye tonight, after eating light for the day I had plenty of calories remaining. Opening the cabinet I saw all I had left was Bulleit, so into the glass it went.

Nose: Red fruit and vanilla, with a bit of leather.

Palate: Spicy cinnamon and clove, then peaches, nectarines, and cherries.

Finish: Dry tannins, sweetness, and more baking spices.

Verdict: A lot better than I remember. Rye is my go-to for a manhattan, and I usually use Rittenhouse BiB. The store was out last time I was there, and the clerk suggested this as a replacement. I brought it home, cracked it open, and had a dram neat at the time, and I remember it being far too hot on the palate. Now, it's pretty damned perfect. Maybe I was just in a bad mood that day? Maybe it needed some air? Maybe the stars aligned? I don't know, but this is good.

Rating: ★★★

Would I buy this: Yes. Good thing, since I often do. It and Rittenhouse BiB are my usual ryes to keep on the shelf.

Would I order this in a bar: If I wanted a rye in the lower price category and they didn't have the Baby Sazerac, heck yeah.

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Sure!


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