The modern-day Bulleit was introduced in 1987 by Tom Bulleit, great-great-grandson of Augustus Bulleit, who made first batch of Bulleit bourbon around 1830. The brand was acquired by Seagram in 1997 and since 2001 it has been owned by Diageo.
Bulleit remains a sourced bourbon (Diageo opened Bulleit Distillery in Shelby County, Kentucky on March 14, 2017) and until recently it was distilled at Four Roses Distillery but it is a well-guarded secret, who the current supplier(s) is. The modern Bulleit mashbill is composed of 68% corn, 28% rye and 4% malted barley and varies from the original one (2/3 rye and 1/3 corn). The 10 years old expression was launched in 2013 as a permanent edition the range.
Nose: smooth, vanilla, caramel, toffee, rye toast, cherries, plums, bitter oranges, pepper and charred oak.
Palate: pretty spicy, pepper, cinnamon, rye bread, vanilla, caramel, dried apricots, cherries, hints of leather and pretty strong oaky notes.
Finish: long and pretty oaky, with notes of dried fruit, caramel and rye spice.