Finally got to taste the new Bulleit Rye which should be in stock by this Thursday afternoon. From what I understand it's LDI rye but this is a bit more spicy and sweet than the Redemption or Willett. This has the cinnamon and baking spices that the others lack. A very nice, easy going 95% rye that should help ease the burden that Rittenhouse has been carrying. This will retail for the same price as Bulleit Bourbon - $21.99. A very good deal for such a tasty whiskey.
I decided to bring in the Nolet Gin, a $49.99 spirit that charms you immediately on the first sip. Made with peaches and raspberries, as well as juniper, this is a perfumy and exotic gin that grabs the senses with a vice grip before lulling the taste buds into a stupor. Very good, made by the Ketel One people who know gin far better than they do vodka. Get this if you really love high-end gin.
I continue to be impressed by Belvedere. I decided to bring back the vodka as well as the "intense unfiltered" stuff that has a bit more rye flavor. These vodkas are soft, creamy, and very sippable. I am intrigued by the idea of bringing vodka back. I think there is something about vodka people are missing and I think that Belvedere might be the brand to show them the way. It's as good if not better than every other high end product out there, so why not? I might as well start somewhere!