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Bulleit? Bulleit. How do you say that?

roscothechump Apr 15, 2008 12:55 AM

So I want to try this whiskey Bulleit. I have read on these boards, many positive accounts of it.... But, I'm not sure how it is pronounced. I wouldn't want to look like a fool, going around calling it the wrong thing. So how do you say that?

  1. mcmachete Apr 15, 2008 02:00 AM

    It's named after the distiller's family name and though I'm sure originally his ancestors pronounced it "boo-lay," he (and his family) pronounces it "bullet." And so, the name of this rye-kicked bourbon is pronounced "bullet."

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    1. re: mcmachete
      JasonFalls Apr 15, 2008 06:56 AM

      I've always heard "bullet" as well. But I say we call it "boo-lay" just for fun. Kind of a bourbon insider's thing. Thoughts?

      1. re: mcmachete
        roscothechump Apr 17, 2008 12:16 AM

        Oh thanks. Now I can request that whiskey with confidence at my local tavern or mini-mart.

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        MichaelG Apr 17, 2008 04:21 PM

        Had a few of the following last night and they were dangerously good:

        3 oz Bulleit
        Juice from 1/4 fresh meyer lemon
        3 oz lemonade (or less to taste)

        Pour over ice with small lemon wedge.

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          epicureous eggplant Apr 18, 2008 03:55 PM

          This post is very funny! The bar where I've beeing getting it, I always as for "bullet". and I've always had it fro the same bartender everytime. The last time a new guy served it too me. I asked for "bullet" and he said, oh, you mean "boolay". I giggled. ;)

          Michael..I'm interested in trying this bullet and lemon. Thanks for sharing!

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          1. re: epicureous eggplant
            roscothechump Apr 25, 2008 10:48 PM

            Oh yes, this is a very tasty bourbon. Thanks to you chowers, I was able to procure a bottle with the correct annunciation for around $25.00 And the lemon sounds nice. I'll try it with my next serving of Boolay.

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            kbulleit Dec 3, 2008 04:08 PM

            Bulleit is my last name and while everybody tries to make it sound French....boolay, it's just prounounced bullet.

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            1. re: kbulleit
              MOREKASHA Dec 4, 2008 09:48 AM

              In some bars in NY I sure as hell wouldn't ask for a bullet. Maybe a Plaxico, but not a bullet.....

              1. re: MOREKASHA
                ricepad Dec 18, 2008 06:26 AM

                Do NOT ask for a "Plaxico"...you'll get a shot, all right, but it'll be in your pants!

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              knightro98 Dec 18, 2008 11:29 AM

              I don't know how to pronounce it, but I sure love drinking it.

              If you have an ABC liquor in your area, it's on sale through Dec. 31 for $18.99! If you even moderately enjoy whiskey, It's a must buy at that price.

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              1. re: knightro98
                papawow Mar 26, 2009 05:26 PM

                My friend Colin Cook manages Bulleit for Southern Wine and Spirits and told me that more cases of Bulleit are sold in San Francisco than in LA and San Diego combined.

                He told me about the Bulleit Revolver:

                2 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
                ½ oz. of Tia Maria
                2 dashes of orange bitters

                Cocktail is stirred over ice (not shaken!) then strained and served up with a flaming orange peel.


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                sdman92101 Nov 20, 2013 03:52 PM

                I met Thomas Bulleit at a Marine Corps Wine shop in San Diego about 2007. The bottles were going for $15 a btw. I still have an unopened autographed one and Thomas (Great…..Grandson) said it is Boolay.

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