Bulleit Bourbon is a very fine Bourbon whisky created in 1997 by Thomas E. Bulleit, Jr. who fulfilled a lifelong dream of reviving an old family bourbon recipe by starting the Bulleit Distilling Company. Inspired by his great-great-grandfather Augustus Bulleit, who made a high-rye whiskey between 1830-1860, Tom left a successful law practice and risked everything to experience life on the frontier. Today, Bulleit are not the only ones who are glad he did.To this day, Bulleit whiskey is distilled and aged in the Bulleit family tradition. High rye content gives it a bold, spicy character with a distinctively smooth, clean finish. Kentucky limestone-filtered water provides a foundation for the bourbon's character, while charred American oak barrels lend a smoky backbone. Bulleit’s aging philosophy is simple: wait until the bourbon is ready.