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Thread: Bulleit...Rye?

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    Bulleit...Rye?

    Well. It looks like Bulleit is getting into the rye business with a tasty rye whiskey. This is a 95% rye mashbill (so I'm told) and is at 90proof.

    And, it's tasty. It's what you'd expect from a rye, not as sharp/spicy as the Whistle Pig, a bit more rounded than Rittenhouse, and a more full and a touch more sweet than Templeton - each a rye that I really like in this class.

    The measure for rye for me really is the Pappy 13yr or the Michter's 25yr (which is close to impossible to get anymore), so this will be a good rye at that price, for sure.


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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    Nice score.

    Now we wait.
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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    Is this a "specialty" bottle?
    Is it disributed nationality?
    It does sound good.
    ovh

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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    Can anyone decipher that code? Wonder what the L stands for??

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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    Quote Originally Posted by proof and age View Post
    Can anyone decipher that code? Wonder what the L stands for??
    It might be a serial number for the sample to discourage resale on eBay.

    No surprise it tastes like Templeton. Best evidence we have says it's the same stuff from the same source, LDI.

    I wonder which one of Tommy's ancestors this recipe came from?

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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    Quote Originally Posted by proof and age View Post
    Can anyone decipher that code? Wonder what the L stands for??
    Lawrenceburg, maybe?

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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    Rip van Winkle 13 yr rye and this new offering from Bullet is a 'good choice at that price'? I think not. Van Winkle has garnered accolades for generations now and this more recent stuff will have to earn it's own spurs.

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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    Here's the trademark application for it: here
    Would the 95 in the trademark application pertain to the proof?
    Last edited by Stones; 02-14-2011 at 00:19.

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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    For the Trademark Office it's just a name. While 'proof' is a good guess, the sample Liberty has is 90 proof and who would have guessed what Maker's 46 meant?

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    Re: Bulleit...Rye?

    You can look up any label approved by the TTB in their COLA process (Certification of Label Approval). https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonlin...hColasBasic.do (Note: You have to click on the printable version to see the actual labels)

    Here is the label for the Bulleit 95.

    https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonlin...10281001000047

    The 95 comes from the fact that it is 95% rye. The label lists it as a 90 proof spirit, just like the sample we saw before. Also of note is the fact that the spirit is listed as being distilled by LDI. Looks like they are releasing it as a 750 and 1L.

    The COLA process is the best way to get "inside" information on what new might be coming out. Of course a lot of places may get label approval, but then not plan on releasing that product anytime soon (or at all).
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

 

 

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