The legend begins in New Orleans, where the Bulleit family emigrated from France in the 1700s. Around 1830, Augustus Bulleit moved from New Orleans to Louisville Kentucky, taking with him his talents and skill at brandy making. As a tavern keeper in Louisville, he began producing small batches of Whiskey. Relentless in his pursuit of perfection, he experimented with different recipes. When he found one that met his expectations, the inspiration for Bulleit Whiskey was born. After more than a century, the Bulleit family finally returned to Whiskey making in 1987.