In the 1830s, a tavern-keeper in Louisville, Kentucky named Augustus Bulleit began experimenting with different recipes in order to create a unique bourbon. At the time, it was common for bartenders and salon-owners to create their own whiskies - they often added caramel, tobacco or rock candy in order to produce their signature drinks. After countless trials, Bulleit finally settled on a recipe that produced the perfect bourbon.
In the 1860's, Bulleit disappeared while transporting a few of his maturing casks of bourbon from Kentucky to New Orleans. Over a century later, Tom Bulleit - Augustus' great-great grandson - inherited the family recipe and began producing Bulleit Bourbon. "We have a distilling tradition in the family," says Bulleit. "It seems kind of odd that one would have a family recipe for bourbon, but in our part of Kentucky everyone has one."
Bulleit Ten Year Old Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made from a mash of corn, rye and malted barley. After the grains are harvested, they are mashed and fermented with a unique strain of family yeast. Following fermentation, the wash is distilled through a copper-still before being matured in charred, American oak casks for a minimum of ten years. "I may be biased, but I think Bulleit Bourbon is incredible at its traditional age of five to eight years," says Bulleit. "But it was exciting to see what happened to a select number of barrels aged a little longer. The result was a special expression of our family's bourbon that exceeded our expectations and we knew we had to bottle it and share it with our loyal fans."
Bulliet Ten Year Old Bourbon has a dark caramel color, along with an aroma of toasted oak, rich caramel and sweet fruits. The notes of woody spices, cloves and oak give way to hints of dried fruits, light vanilla and spicy rye on the palate, and lead to a long, slightly sweet finish.
The bourbon earned a score of 92 points from the Beverage Testing Institute, and a score of 91 points from Wine Enthusiast. In addition, Forbes Magazine called it "one of the best bourbons."
"There's a difference between aging and maturity, and we'll never bottle bourbon until it's ready to reach the customer," says Bulleit. Try a ready-bourbon today!
90 (45% ABV)
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Dark caramel color, along with an aroma of toasted oak, rich caramel and sweet fruits. Notes of woody spices, cloves and oak give way to hints of dried fruits, light vanilla and spicy rye on the palate. Long, slightly sweet finish. Very bold flavor profile.