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Thread: Bulleit...Rye?

  1. #111
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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    Picked up a bottle today. Nose full of spearmint, nice spicey flavor. Does lack some balance as Chuck said, due to the lack on corn. Surprised it has a sweetness at the backend. Decent medium dry finish. Give it a thumbs up.

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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    Grabbed some Bulleit Rye. Can't differentiate it from the Redemption Rye much at all, but it was $5 cheaper, so that's a good thing.

    I think Redemption has more toilet cleaner/pine-freshness to it than Bulleit, but Bulleit has more body - that's about it that I can suss out

    Anybody else find them to be virtually identical?

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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    I haven't tried to distinguish them but they are very similar. I'm surprised the two additional years of aging doesn't seem to have made much difference.

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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    My experience with LDI juice has yielded a similar conclusion... additional age doesn't do as much as you would expect.
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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    I have seen Bulleit Rye here in MI for a couple of weeks and it is 25 bucks.
    Ain't got none and I ain't interested.
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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    I haven't seen any in my area yet. I will get a bottle as I like rye a lot, second only to WTRR101, Weller 12 and Hancock's Reserve!

    Thomas

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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    Somtimes longer aging on rye, does not enhance it much I think. Until you get to 10 yrs or better. Seems like it sticks around 2 years. Just an observation.

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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    This officially showed up in my area today. Will be getting a bottle tommorrow!

    Thomas

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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    Is on the OLCC price list for May. $28.95.
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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    Quote Originally Posted by tmckenzie View Post
    Somtimes longer aging on rye, does not enhance it much I think. Until you get to 10 yrs or better. Seems like it sticks around 2 years. Just an observation.
    I think there's a nice shift at the 6-8 yr mark, but agree that after 10 is where the real magic happens.

    For me, more than age (within reason, of course), it seems to be the ABV that drives the flavor with Rye more than most any other spirit. Look at the higher proof bottlings like Handy, WT101, Ritt BIB, etc - a 40% Rye, IMHO usually falls short of a 45% or higher. Just not a spirit meant to be lower ABV'd

    Of course I'd always be happiest with an older rye at a very high ABV... but who wouldn't?

 

 

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