Region: Lawrenceburg, IN
Released in 2011, Bulleit Rye whiskey earned the coveted double gold award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. That pretty much makes Bulleit Rye an Olympian, and you’re assured to look like a champion no matter how you choose to try this rye. Distilled in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, Bulleit Rye comes from a 95 percent rye, 5 percent malted barley mash, making it one of the purest ryes available. Clocking in at 45 percent ABV, it’s still exceptionally smooth, imparting hints of spice, vanilla, and honey while offering a crisp finish without the cringe. The complex flavors of Bulleit Rye are perhaps best enjoyed on their own to truly get the full dimension of flavor. Neat, on the rocks or with a splash of water, this rye’s oaky aroma and spiciness are brought to life as soon as they hit the glass. If you’re looking to broaden your cocktail horizons, this rye is as versatile as they come. The Ryes Up is a take on the popular Manhattan cocktail. Combine bitters, sweet vermouth, elderflower liqueur and Bulleit Rye to create this refreshing drink which adds a bit of sweetness to the equation. The only difference is that you might find yourself watching horse racing instead of looking up stock quotes or eating a slice of New York style pizza.