Bulleit’s great-great-grandfather Augustus emigrated from France to New Orleans around 1800, eventually following the commerce of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to Louisville, Ky., where he became a tavern keeper. In keeping with his French heritage, he relied on his knowledge of brandy making to create small batches of Kentucky bourbon that found favor among the settlers of the region in the mid-1800s. Soon his product was traveling with the tide of pioneers headed westward. Business was good, but in 1860, Augustus disappeared while transporting barrels of whiskey to New Orleans, and with him died the making of his legendary bourbon. Until Tom Bulleit came along.
Rich amber color. Buttery peanuts and toffee aromas. Supple entry, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body of toffee, roasted nuts, macerated cherries, and rich brown spices with a peanut brittle and exotic peppercorn fade. Wonderfully sturdy yet elegant whiskey.