You know the moment Bulleit opened up their brand new distillery, I was angling to get in first. Their new place is absolutely insane. I was blown away when I went in January. Bulleit must have been making a fortune over the last few years to afford this place. I’m telling you a tour of this place is 100% necessary if you’re ever down in Kentucky. (I included some shots from my trip, check em’ out.)
Bulleit uses multiple mash bills & yeast strains (pictured in the gallery) that they blend together to make their bourbons. I was lucky enough to get to taste through the entire lot of them blind & then pull my top five barrels to pick from.
After a few years waiting for my own barrel, I finally got the chance to pick out two in January. This is my second of two. To my own surprise, this one is also from Mashbill E ( all samples blind). It has super inviting notes of fresh baked, spiced bread & caramel. This is a 7 year old single-barrel beauty & was bottled at 104 Proof. Add in some tasty oaky vanilla overtones and creme brulee, brown butter and you’re cooking with dynamite.