Bulleit Bourbon

Founder(s): Tom Bulleit

Inception Date: 1999

ABV: 45%

Age: 5-8 Years

Region of Origin: Lebanon, Kentucky


According to Tom Bulleit, the original bourbon recipe for Bulleit was created by Augustus Bulleit in 1830.  Tom, a distant descendant, found the recipe and modified it to create his own version in 1987.  The brand was acquired by Seagram in 1997, which was followed by a global release of the product in 1999.


Offers a toasted, spicy rye nose with oak highlights.  Packs a slight punch at 90 proof, displaying characteristics often found in high rye bourbons of this age group.   Versatile in cocktails but good enough to drink neat.


Bourbon is a type of American whiskey, a barrel-aged distilled liquor made primarily from corn and often rounded out with malted barley and rye (though some brands utilize wheat).  The name “bourbon” was not applied until the 1850s, and did not become widespread until the 1870s.  Bourbon must be made within the United States, be composed of at least 51% corn, and aged in new charred oak barrels.