Bulleit traces its roots back to the 1830s, when founder Augustus Bulleit first produced the whiskey in Kentucky. After his untimely disappearance, production ceased, and the market was Bulleit-less until 1987, when great-great-grandson Tom Bulleit stepped in to revive the family legacy. Bulleit Small Batch Rye is produced in small batched to ensure highest quality from 95% rye, and 5% malted barley, aged for 4-7 years and bottled at 45% alc/vol.
Wine Enthusiast – 91 points.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge – 92 points.
NOSE: Spicy, cherry, tobacco.
PALATE: Buttery, spice, leather, tobacco, oak, cinnamon, black pepper.
FINISH: Medium, cinnamon, fennel, drying.