Perhaps one of the first volleys before the craft whiskey revolution took off, Bulleit was a project in the works at Seagram’s prior to the 01 split, spearheaded ultimately by Tom Bulleit and his daughter. The unique bottle, and the mass introduction of MGP’s straight 95% rye helped usher in a new age of strongly flavored cocktails, throwback packaging. Today’s curretn bottling is not mch different than the first…pickle and fresh pine notes on the nose, rock candy, and lifted sugar notes as well with a rye spice backbone. On the palate, sweet and spciy as ever with some older oak notes on the finish. Does this still make the best Manhattan’s and Old Fashioneds out there? You’d be hard pressed to challenge these!