Posted: May 21, 2007 1:45 am
I really like Bulleit bourbon.
The best bourbon for your dollar (or looney) on the market. Good straight, good in cocktails, good on the rocks. It seems like it has limited distribution though, because while it's widely available in Oregon, that don't seem to be the case most other places.
Interesting story, too. I guess the OG Bulleit was killed or died during an interstate delivery, and the family decided out of respect to retire the product if the founder wasn't gonna be around to be it's custodian. Fast forward a hundred and fifty odd years to the future, and one of his distant nephews or grandsons or something decides he wants to resurrect the family biz. The family at large makes him apprentice and go to business school and do all this shit before they hand over the coveted recipe, and voila, you got what you're drinking now. I think he started distilling in the late 80's or early 90's, so the stuff didn't actually come to market until a few years ago. Whew.
Just recently got hooked on Bulleit after picking up a bottle at a decent liquor store in Milwaukee. Used to stick to Maker's Mark, but after biting the Bulleit, I don't know if I'll ever go back!