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Whiskey Review – Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old Straight American Whiskey

We’ve had Bulleit Bourbon.
We’ve had Bulleit 10 Year Old Bourbon.
We’ve even had Bulleit Rye.

On today’s episode of A Tasting at The Murder Table, we’re gonna try the latest from the fine folks at Bulleit Frontier Whiskey: Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old Straight American Whiskey. Here’s what they have to say about it:

“Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old is a pleasantly dry, bold rye that possesses notes of dried orchard fruits with a hint of baking spice and oak on the nose. At 92 proof (46% ABV), this latest Bulleit release has a clean, crisp palate with flavors of dried pear, light toffee and oak with a hint of graham cracker spice. The finish is enjoyable with light wood and spice notes.

“Whiskey is heavily influenced by barrel aging, and as a blender, one of our most important responsibilities is to taste how the wood impacts the flavor of the liquid and brings out different notes,” said Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Blender Andrew Mackay. “The barrels we mingled to produce Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old were hand-selected for aging based on early identification of their superior quality. Rye’s signature spiciness is certainly still prominent, and this extra aging complements that without being overwhelming as new levels of softness, clove character and vanilla and oak notes are evident. It’s a beautiful whiskey to sip slowly and responsibly.”

Bulleit Rye 12-Year-Old is available in Colo., Ill., N.Y., Ohio, Ore., Calif., Ky., Texas, Ga., N.J., Ariz., Mass., Md. and Washington D.C. wherever fine spirits are sold with a suggested retail price of $49.99 for a 750ml bottle. The whiskey is packaged in the iconic Bulleit frontier-inspired bottle, with a beige label that prominently features the 12-year-old age statement in green.”

While their tasting notes sure do make this sound like one seriously delicious spirit, the only real way to know if it’s any good is to taste it for yourself. To see and hear what we had to say about Bulleit’s latest Rye Whiskey expression, click the play button on the following video:

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Many thanks to the fine folks at Taylor Strategy for sending us this very generous sample!

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