Name: Bulleit Bourbon
Bottled By: Diageo
Age: 6 Years
Our Rating: 89%
Notes: Bulleit Bourbon has a strong wood taste up front with a nice bite. More spicy than sweet which works out well for this Bourbon.You will definitely notice the rye in this. Bulleit Bourbon is what got me into Bourbon. This was my go to bottle for many years. I’m not sure if it was the solid, consistent quality of the whiskey or the bottle and the way it reminds you of the Wild West (you sure feel manly drinking this). This Bourbon was priced right at around $20 but with the latest price increase I will be reaching for other Bourbons which is a shame because I’ve always enjoyed this. If you haven’t tried it, it’s worth picking up to give it a shot.
History: According to Tom Bulleit, the Bourbon was originally created by Augustus Bulleit around 1830 who continued to produce it into the 19th century. Production was continued until his death in 1860. The current recipe is substantially different than the original which used 2/3 rye and 1/3 corn in the mash bill.