A Double-Gold winning classic American Rye Whiskey.
Back in the 1860’s, Tom Bulleit’s great-great-great granddad Augustus Bulleit was escorting a shipment of Bourbon from his distillery-farm in Kentucky down to New Orleans for sale when… poof! Several dozen full barrels of his signature high-rye Bourbon just up and vanished along with the man himself. Was it angry Native Americans? Common highwaymen pent on mischief? Thirsty pirates? No one knows! Well, fast-forward to 1987 and young Tom Bulleit relaunched the family heritage — Bulleit Bourbon — with a high-rye mash bill and a ton of attitude. Today they make only three versions: their signature Bourbon, a full-on Rye, and their premium-aged 10YO Bourbon.
To say that Bulleit Straight Rye Mash Whiskey is a "High Rye Whiskey" is to understate things considerably. It is, in fact, 95% rye and 5% malted barley grain. There are very few higher rye concentrations than that. And just like with Bulleit’s famous Bourbon, they follow the family tradition of using a special, proprietary strain of yeast to keep with the unique character of their products. It’s a blended-to-taste combination of their Rye Whiskies aged from four to seven years.
Smartass Corner: It’s very common for Whiskies to use a bit of barley in the mash bill — even in low concentrations. That’s because barley jump-starts the fermentation process and let’s the "planted" yeast strains get ahead of and wild yeasts that might be hanging around.
Not the most complex but a great every day rye for a good price.
While looking for my budget daily rye, it came down to George Dickel, Rittenhouse, Old Forester and Bulleit. All at similar prices, I had each bottle twice and finally settled on Bulleit. There are FAR better ryes out there, (Pikeville is my tops), but for $20 Bulleit is an absolute bargain that gives you exactly what you expect from a budget rye. Which is a spicy bite that isn't boring and won't break the bank. 9/10
Good old Cowboy hooch right there!
A bit spicey
Good but I’m not as big of a fan of rye whiskeys
Outstanding bourbon. One of the best Rye’s on the market. Love this one. Great taste, great flavor. Nice long burn.
Bulleit 95 Rye is my go-to for a Kentucky Mule or a Manhattan. The perfect mixing whiskey.
Good taste with a bite, good for a mixer, not great straight.
Love this stuff. I taste the vanilla right off the sip. Then comes the spicy rye and almost fiery cinnamon with a buttery finish. Seems like a single ice cube makes the butter more pronounced.
I'm attached to it, but bored.
Great mixer but not much else.
Great rye with an easy finish. Started using it in lieu of bourbon in my Manhattan and Old-Fashioned style cocktails and it definitely adds a subtle touch when compared to Bulleit Bourbon.
solid no fluff rye, my go to for old fashions
Lots of cherry, bit of spice. Great whiskey.
Vanilla in all her majesty: smell, first flavor and finish is quite persistent.
Here and there a hint of rye and spicy that balance the sweet. Very pleasant also straight
Nice and oaky palate, pleasantly spiced with a good balance of bitter, sweet, and savory. My go-to Rye whiskey.
This is a great tasting rye. Very crisp and smooth with a kick at the end.
Not a fan of it neat, which is my preference, but this is an excellent choice for mixing.
Go to Rye for Manhattans
This is my comfort food. When I want to put in a simple whiskey order at a standard bar I always turn to Bulleit Rye, and it never lets me down.
Great for an old fashioned or mixing with ginger ale!
This is my favorite “go to” rye whiskey. Neat, on the rocks, or with a splash of water, Bulleit is consistent in flavor, balance and smoothness. It’s also a good value for the price.
A little heavier than the classic Bulleit. More spice and, of course, rye flavour. I'm not a big fan of ryes but I do like Bulleit... this is my personal favourite rye that I've tried so far.
Nose: crisp alcohol, honey
Taste: Citrus, spicy rye, honey, more sweet than dry
Finish: classic rye linger, light to medium tannins
While this is not an obnoxious dram, Woodford Reserve’s Rye Whiskey is 1,000 times better. Give Woodford a try instead.
Easy drinking, my go to for Old Fashioned recipes.
Nose:. Spicy with a hint of sweet. Did burn though. Taste: oaky, spicy and a sweet sugar (in a good way). Overall pretty good, but not straight. THe alcohol burn is a bit much, but this makes a wonderful Old Fashion!
Is rye an acquired taste? I like this whiskey, very good, especially for the price, but not yet totally sold on rye.
A bit sweeter than the Orange label. Love it in mixed drinks.
A solid rye and an excellent supper.
Perfect price point for Sazeracs.
Really solid Rye.
Best mixer for old fashioneds.
Great Rye for the price! My go to..
A must have..I love the earthy rye flavor.
I love peaty scotch and this is another side of the spectrum .
My go to whiskey for the perfect "old fashioned". Perfect every time!
While I'm not a huge fan of Bulleit's regular bourbon, this rye really is special. Quite sweet and smooth, almost non-rye sweet & smooth. Might not be a good mixer such as in an Old Fashioned, but as a straight sipper this is hard to beat for the affordability!
My first real experience with rye, went down smooth. That could've been due to my day drinking, regardless it did not make me sick.
I love a good Rye and Bulleit delivers every time. Smooth flavor straight, on the rocks (my personal favorite), or mixed.
Go to rye
Go-to rye whiskey
I use for my Manhattans.
Really do not like rye but if I had to say something -yuck
You don't like rye, so your review is pointless!
Good in an old fashioned.
Minty spicy good budget whiskey
Good for whiskey sours with fresh lemon juice
Always good to have, but not my favorite product they make.
Great addition to any bar
My favorite budget Rye. A little spicy for me to sip but great in a cocktail. 🤯🌶
An exception Rye with a natural sweetness and great flavor. An amazing value.
This is a great go to rye whiskey, not overpowering but great rye taste. For the price you can't go wrong!
Strong as a stand alone sipper, this is my go to for old fashions.
My go to Rye for cocktails. There are plenty of better ryes if you want to drink it straight, but this one is inexpensive enough and high enough quality to make a great mixer.
A Go-To rye. Good for cocktails (makes a great Old Fashioned), and I like it neat. It is definitely a rye, but even at 95% rye, it has a nice balance. I think this is an excellent value and something I keep on hand at all times.
Great blend of flavors and rye flavor. Perfect for mixing or by itself.
Go to for a relaxing evening: 3 ice cubes, pour until covered. Sip and enjoy.
Full of spice, hint of caramel, very smooth.
One of my favorite Ryes
Old faithful. Never lets me down.
This is a spicy rye but it’s great to have at the bar as a staple. For me, very easy sipping and a great value.
Bigbois have no problem with this spice profile
I do not like it. It is much too spicy and harsh.
Bulleit Rye (and the Bourbon) is my go-to for pretty much anything, It's a great whiskey at a great price and won't let you down.
My go to on a budget rye!
Good, easy drinking, flavorful.
My go to cheap rye. Great in mixed drinks or neat.
The brightness is refreshing to drink
Not as smooth as I would like, but nice.
Nice rye, almost a little too dry
Great for a Sazerac
Classic spicy rye notes, great for mixing
Perfect for mixing
So far my favourite rye (had Michter's and Jack Daniel's)
It was surprisingly smooth, and sweet after a bit. Strong after taste, that faded away quickly. Would recommend.
More flavor than most.
Love the flavor and the “spicy” finish
Probably my favorite Rye on the market
Nose: tough to read
Taste: lots and lots of spice, bit of a dry finish
One of my favorites. Spicy rye flavor, not too much burn, and a nice sweet finish.
Makes a great old fashioned
Smooth easy semi sweet
So simple, yet so good. Strong and rich, a very popular favourite with my peers.
Very nice, especially for the price!
1 of the better Rye Whiskeys that I’ve had. I’m more of a bourbon girl.
Love it, Smooth, Well Balanced. Go to with a cigar, Alec Bradley Tempus.
Staple for me and my bar. All around tasty and hits the marks with only the heat (subjective to like/dislike) being a discerning attribute. Have to admit, I'd probably put the taste more as a 7, but the price point lifts it to a total package 8.
Go to, desert-island liquor
A great rye for the price. This is my go-to for whisk(e)y sours. It is also easy to enjoy neat or on the rocks.
Go to rye for old fashions
I love and drink a lot of ryes, but I always come back to Bulleit Rye. It is a bold, spicy rye, with all kinds of eucalyptus, pepper, and minty notes that come together beautifully in a caramel wrapper. I have tried and tried to find a better rye at a higher price point. Willet Rye is close, but no cigar. If I had to pick a rye for life, this would be the one.
Smoother rye whiskey.
My favorite bourbon in this “tier”. Great flavor and great finish. Enjoyable straight or with a cube.
Tastes alright. A little too spicy for my tastes, and not the smoothest finish, but still delicious.
A great intro to rye whiskey, if a bit harsh. Has a nice finish once you get over the initial punch of heat and bold flavors.
My husband's favorite in an Old Fashioned.
Go to rye, so far.
Smooth, great flavor. Can drink neat or with rocks
This goes well as an old fashion'd + manhatt'n. Solid and affordable. Good balance of sweet+spicy, with a hint of cherries.
Great cocktail rye. Perhaps the best cocktail rye.
Bulleit has been a staple in my home ever since i discovered it. A solid go to for both mixing and on the rocks. Don’t settle for less. You deserve it.
Not great for neat or on the rocks but a solid rye for mixing.
One of my favorites
Wow! I thought i loved rye whiskey but now i know, I LOVE RYE WHISKEY! The taste is smooth. Has a wheat taste to it. Add some ice and drink it straight.
As good a rye as I've ever had. Smooth, tasty, fun to drink, especially in warmer weather.
Top notch rye! Got some eucalyptus notes in it and for some reason I get Earl grey tea notes as the aftertaste. Definitely a good introductory rye whiskey!
Great Rye taste that can be a bit over powering. Well suited for cocktails: highballs and/or old fashioned. I enjoy it with a spicy ginger ale withe a splash of orange liquor/bitters.
Good, but not a fan of Rye
One of my favorite ryes, although I am new to ryes.
This works extremely well for an old fashioned or just on the rocks.
A great everyday drinking rye. try it with a dash of orange bitters.
Great rye for cocktails.
Smell of vanilla followed by cherry. Texture is smooth and middle of road...not light or thick
Spicy and sweet. My go-to rye!
Smoother than the straight whiskey- I like this one a lot!
Great taste, but for my tastes it required a longer time to dilute with ice than others. Definitely a sipping whiskey if you're having it neat. Would be great with a spicy sausage, German mustard, and sauerkraut. Spicy smell, that levels out for a buttery finish if diluted. Tastes like virgin white oak was used in my opinion. Hint of sour notes; maybe lemon peel like bitterness best describes it.
This is one of my go-to drinks for a nice sipping drink.
consistent flavor every time. great for a classic cocktail or just sipping.
Very smooth, great for sipping.
One of the best versatile bourbons
Great for cocktails! Brings flavor drinks. A lot of value.
Smooth and spicy, a fantastic rye. My favorite choice in a Manhattan.
My favorite for what I call a "Manhattan Royale".
1 part Sweet Vermouth
1 part Chambord
2 Parts Bulleit Rye
Pour the above over ice, sling in a dash of Angostura bitters.
Stir and enjoy like the royalty that you are.