Tuesday, 7 April 2009
The Bulleit family arrived in New Orleans from France in the early 1800s
At some point in the early 1830s Augustus Bulleit brought his brandy making skills to Louisville, where he set up a tavern and started producing small batches of bourbon.
Augustus was a perfectionist, as his constant experimenting with different bourbon recipes has shown.
However by creating these bourbons of many different types and tastes, he came upon a bourbon with the character he had been seeking.
In 1860 While transporting barrels of his bourbon from Kentucky to New Orleans, Augustus Bulleit vanished. What happened to him is still unknown, and his creation could have passed into history as well.
However after more than a century, his great-great -grandson Tom Bulleit resurrected the bourbon. A lawyer by profession, Tom's lifelong dream had been to revive the family’s bourbon legacy, started more than 150 years ago.
Bulleit Bourbon Tasting Notes
Russet Hue with a rich oaky aroma
Dry, clean character is mellow and smooth.
Complex taste with hints of vanilla and honey, yielding to a long, smoky finish.
In 2008, the Annual International Review of Spirits labelled Bulleit Bourbon as "Exceptional" and gave it the Gold Medal.
Judges described Bulleit in these words:
"Deep amber colour.
Highly polished aromas of creamy vanilla, pickling spices, and buttery pralines.
A delicate, silky entry leads to a dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body of honeyed grain, sweet baking spice, vanilla bean, and pralines.
Finishes with a long, rich fruity caramel, peppery spice and mineral accented fade. An elegant sipping or mixing bourbon."
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