Distillery Highlight: The Rich Heritage of Bulleit Bourbon

Nestled in the heart of Shelbyville, Kentucky, the Bulleit Distillery stands as a testament to the legacy of bourbon craftsmanship. For bourbon enthusiasts, this destination offers a unique opportunity to explore the storied history and exceptional quality that defines Bulleit Bourbon.

A Journey Through Bourbon Country

Bulleit Bourbon’s distillery presence extends across two iconic Kentucky locations – Lebanon, Kentucky, and Shelbyville, Kentucky. Open to visitors from Tuesday through Sunday, you have ample opportunities to explore the intricate process that results in each flavorful sip.

During the tour, you’ll explore the impressive twelve 20,000-gallon tanks that reach three stories in height. You’ll also have the chance to savor drinks crafted in collaboration with world-class bartenders at the brand’s cocktail bar.

Why The Name, Bulleit? 

The Bulleit brand of bourbon whiskey has a heritage dating back to the 1830s, with its roots traced to distiller Augustus Bulleit. His bourbon was unique for its high-rye content, setting it apart from other bourbons of its time. Today, Bulleit continues to honor Augustus’ recipe and maintains a high standard of quality.

The Taste of Bulleit Bourbon

Bulleit Bourbon’s signature taste comes from its meticulous blend of rye, corn, and barley malt, each carefully selected for its unique flavor characteristics. Special yeast strains introduce subtle nuances to the flavor profile, and pure Kentucky limestone-filtered water ensures a smooth finish. Together, these elements create a unique and complex flavor that sets Bulleit Bourbon apart in the world of whiskey.


A Classic to Sip and Savor: The Bulleit Old Fashioned


2 oz Bulleit Bourbon

2 dashes Angostura bitters

1 sugar cube

Orange peel



  1. In an Old Fashioned glass, muddle the sugar cube and Angostura bitters.
  2. Add a large ice cube.
  3. Pour Bulleit Bourbon over the ice and stir.
  4. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.
  5. Sip and savor your classic Bulleit Old Fashioned!