Bulleit Bourbon is their flagship brand and their take on the most classic of American whiskeys. The bourbon itself is a blend of 68% corn; 28% rye; and 4% malted barley. They regard this as a "high rye" bourbon recipe, which implies to us a robust and somewhat spicy kick to the otherwise mellow and sweet corn flavors.
Bulleit Distilling Company came from the man Augustus Bulleit, who began as a tavern keeper in Louisville, Kentucky. His experiments in bourbon were lost in a trip to New Orleans not to be heard from again until 1987 when great-great grandson Tom Bulleit revived the family legacy. The brand is represented today by Hollis Bulleit, fourth in a line of four generations of management of the Bulleit bourbon brand. In 2010, the brand was acquired by Diageo . The whiskey was originally sourced from Lawrenceburg Distillers in Indiana (later MGP), but in 2012 production moved to several different Diageo facilities. However, the owners invested $115 million in a new distillery in Shelby, Kentucky for the production (it can produce 1.8 million gallons annually!). It sits on 300 acres and with warehousing capacity for over 200,000 barrels. The still is 52 feet tall and powered by solar energy. The facility officially opened in March, 2017 but will, of course, take some time for aged whiskey to reach the market. Still, we now show Bulleit Distilling Company as the source.