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Mar 1, 2011 04:54 AM

New Bulleit 95 Rye Whiskey

Just picked up the new Bulleit 95 Rye, 95% rye mash, 90 proof, probably made at LDI who does Templeton Rye as well (though these are definitely not the same thing w a different label). It's a real nice sipping whiskey for $25, but is surprisingly lacking in rye character.

I did a little comparison w Rittenhouse BIB and Russell's Reserve at

The Rittenhouse BIB is a ridiculously good deal, picked mine up for $15. But hard to find. Russell's Reserve is also a good choice - more on the herbal side of rye than the other two - all depends on your taste preferences.

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    1. re: RedTop

      Yes, did the side by side comparison in a Manhattan (it's also in the link above) - of the three, the Rittenhouse BIB took the prize in the Manhattan - I thought the Bulleit 95 was too mellow to stand up to the vermouth. To each his own, though.

      1. re: biskuit

        Should have read your blog thread before posting my question. Thanks biskuit, for the side-by-side analysis.

        Now I'm thirsty.