gauze wrote:bulleit is around $28 everywhere here as well, still haven't seen the rye.
Bulleit Rye was introduced in MI in early April, priced at $24.95 (the MI state minimum retail price, plus 6% sales tax.) I picked up a bottle of Bulleit Rye last week. The retail store told me they were having trouble keeping it on the shelf, it is so popular. The retailer also said that distribution has been allocated in April to selected MI stores, and will not be widely distributed until May in the state.
I must say that it is quite good. The nose is wonderful, but not overpowering. The mouth feel is well-balanced, very smooth, and a very nice
rye finish. It reminds me of a softer version of the High West Rendezvous Rye (I have Batch No. 5b). (Not surprising, as they are both 95% rye/5% barley and reportedly produced at the same IN distillery.) I find the High West Rendezvous to be excellent (9.5 on a scale of 10), with the Bulleit Rye as very, very good (9 on a scale of 10).