First released on March 1, 2011, Bulleit 95 Rye whiskey is the second product launched by the popular brand and complements their bourbon. The 95 in the title is in reference to the 95% rye in the grain bill (it must be at least 50% to qualify as a rye). The remaining 5% is malted barley. The frontier whisky brand is widely regarded as signalling a revived interest in American rye whiskey... the style of high rye content in the grain bill is often referred to as Pennsylvania or Monongahela style rye, regardless of the place of origin.
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.