Bulleit 12 Year Old Rye Whiskey 750ml
Bulleit 12 Year Whiskey is an award-winning Bulleit Rye Whiskey. This beauty is matured in hand-picked oak barrels for a decade and two years. The mash bill is 95% rye and 5% malted barley, a balanced harmony of smoothness and spice.
Bulleit 12 Year Rye is a Diageo-released but MGP sourced “limited” rye whiskey, even though I’m not sure how limited it actually is. Bulleit is best known for its non-age-stated Bulleit Bourbon and Rye, and also has a 10 year old bourbon and NAS cask strength bourbon. I’m very exciting about this Bulleit rye because 12-year-old rye whiskey is usually quite rare and expensive, but Bulleit is somewhat widely available and actually reasonably priced at around $50. On the other end of the spectrum, Kentucky Owl charges around $200 for its sourced 11 year old, 50% alcohol rye.
Tasting Notes: Bulleit 12 Year Whiskey
Vital Stats: Aged 12yrs. 46% ABV, 92 Proof. 95% Rye Mash Bill. This is the fifth release from Bulleit and the second in the line of rye whiskey options.
Appearance: Somewhere between a light red and dark orange.
Nose: A bright citrus up front, baking spice, and a touch of brown sugar.
Palate: Big rye flavors, candied orange zest, with a lighter body. Some caramel and vanilla in the finish. Considering the mash bill, this is a well balanced whiskey and hits all of the notes that are characteristic of Bulleit products.
Distillery: Bulleit (Diageo sourced from MGP)
Type & Region: Rye, Indiana, USA
Composition: 95% rye, 5% malted barley
Aged : 12 years in virgin American white oak