Whiskey Only Gets Better with Age
In 1987, Thomas E. Bulleit, Jr. fulfilled a lifelong dream of reviving an old family bourbon recipe by starting the Bulleit Distilling Company. Inspired by his great-great-grandfather, Augustus Bulleit, who made a high-rye whiskey between 1830-1860, Tom left a successful law practice and risked everything to experience life on the frontier. Today, we're not the only ones who are glad he did.
Bulleit Bourbon continues to be distilled and aged in the Bulleit family tradition. High rye content gives it a bold, spicy character with a distinctively smooth, clean finish. Kentucky limestone-filtered water provides a foundation for the bourbon's character, while charred American oak barrels lend a smoky backbone.
As we've shared our whiskey distilling expertise with the world, it's no surprise we've collected our fair share of accolades along the years. With a respectable trophy case of gold, silver and double gold medals awarded by various institutions—the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the Beverage Testing Institute, the Ultimate Spirits Challenge —Bulleit's line of Bourbon, Rye, and 10 Year Old Bourbon has been recognized for delivering great whiskey with remarkable craftsmanship.
Although all Bulleit whiskeys feature bold, smooth flavors, here are just a couple spirits to consider:
Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey
Medium amber in color with gentle spiciness and sweet oak aromas, Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey is a smooth, mid-palate frontier whiskey. With tones of maple, oak and nutmeg, our bourbon finishes long and dry with a light toffee flavor. Bulleit Bourbon Whiskey is inspired by the whiskey pioneered by Augustus Bulleit over 150 years ago and is known for its dry rye spice.
Bulleit Rye Whiskey
Released in 2011, Bulleit Rye Whiskey is an award-winning, straight rye whiskey with a character of unparalleled spice and complexity. Russet in color with rich oaky aromas, the taste delivers an exceptionally smooth spice with hints of vanilla and honey. This blend finishes crisp and clean with long, lingering flavors. We're proud to present Bulleit Rye Whiskey, a frontier whiskey comprised of 95% rye and 5% malted barley.