Bulleit Distilling Company tells BourbonBlog.com that they will release a new Bulleit Rye Whiskey with national distribution on March 1st, 2011 at a suggested retail price of $27.99 for 750ml bottle. It has been referred to as “Bulleit 95 Rye” and reads as such on the label. We confirmed this information with Tom Bulleit this morning.
Bulleit Rye is a Straight Rye Whiskey, offering a 95% Rye Mash Whiskey and 5% Malted Barley, which makes it among the highest ryes available in the market. It is aged and matured between 4 and 7 years, bottled at 90 proof, 45% (ABV) and is produced in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
BourbonBlog.com will bring you our review of Bulleit Rye very soon and we are told initially that the flavors have a a smooth entry, bolstered by sweet tones of maple and oak. The finishes is long, satiny, woody / resiny, light toffee with no burn in the throat; the dried fruit elements come back, adding flair.
Bulleit Distilling Company also gaves us a recipe they call the “Bulleit Perfect Manhattan” below…
1 Maraschino Cherry
3/4 oz Bulleit Rye
1/4 oz Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
Dash of Stirrings Blood Orange Bitters:
In a shaker, combine Bulleit Rye, Dry Vermouth, and Sweet Vermouth. Shake and pour over an ice-filled mixing glass. Add dash of bitters and garnish with a Maraschino cherry.