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Bulleit Rye Tasting – Presidio Log Cabin

Bulleit Rye is here, and I was lucky enough to be invited to a tasting with Tom Bulleit and his daughter Hollis at the Presidio Log Cabin. I have always liked Bulleit’s Bourbon, but I have to admit I have rarely created cocktails around it, other than a simple ginger and bourbon, (in which the strong bite of Bulleit Bourbon stands up well.) With the new Rye, this is changing immediately.

Bulleit Rye is probably the smoothest I’ve tasted and definitely the best in its moderate price range, (about $27.99 retail for a bottle.) Personally, I’ve never been big on drinking Rye neat, but the slightly chilled Rye we were served tasted clean and fresh, and while bold was easy to drink on its own. In cocktails, the spirit truly shined. I am not a huge Manhattan drinker, but I can now say that I have experienced the best Manhattan of my life. The runner up for best cocktail of the night was the Presbyterian Cocktail with fresh ginger and lime juice.

Bulleit Manhattan
2oz Bulleit Rye
1oz Carpano Antica
3 dashes Angostura Bitters
Garnished with lemon zest.

Presbyterian
2oz Bulleit Rye
.5oz Lime juice
.75oz ginger simple syrup
Served on the rocks in Collins glass, topped with soda and garnished with lime wedge and crystallized ginger.

Of course the perfect complement to Bulleit cocktails is a spread of Southern food, including biscuits, bacon sandwiches, grits and chocolate pecan pie.

Bulleit

Presidio Log Cabin

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One response

  1. Elaine Simmons

    The Presbyterian was definitely my favorite of the evening – too easy to drink and the ginger took it to new heights. Tom and Hollis are rockstars. They love San Francisco and San Francisco loves them right back.

    March 25, 2011 at 9:28 am

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