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    Bulliet Bourbon

    Figured this is a question for the newcomers room. How does one pronounce Bulliet? Is it Bullyay (which is kind of what I figured since the family came from france) or is it Bullet as one of my distributors insists?
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    Re: Bulliet Bourbon

    I have been wondering the same thing myself, foe some time. Here in Australia, 99% of people refer to it as "Bullet" bourbon, including representatives from the company.
    I myself have always pronounced it Bull-ay (it's actually spelt Bulleit) as that is how I read it. I know that doesn't answer your question, hopefully someone else can answer it and put both our minds to rest

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    Re: Bulliet Bourbon

    Glad to see I am not the only one who doesn't know for sure!

    I have looked all over their website to see if I could find it there, but came up with nothing.

    (Thanks for pointing out the typo!)
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    Re: Bulliet Bourbon

    It is pronounced "Bullet", like what gets fired from a pistol.
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    Re: Bulliet Bourbon

    ok, so the "i" is silent.
    Thanks Joe!

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    Re: Bulliet Bourbon

    yeah, I don't know where I read it, but I do remember it being explained that it is pronouced like that thing that comes out of a barrel of a gun.
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    Re: Bulliet Bourbon

    I don't see it now either, but their website used to explain that it is pronounced "Bullet". Silent "i", no Frenchy accent.

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    Re: Bulliet Bourbon

    As in Bulliet County, Kentucky.......

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    Re: Bulliet Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by adirondack View Post
    Figured this is a question for the newcomers room. How does one pronounce Bulliet? Is it Bullyay (which is kind of what I figured since the family came from france) or is it Bullet as one of my distributors insists?
    Just FYI, I posed this very question to Tom Bulliet at the SF Whiskey Expo ~6 years ago. His answer: "Just like ammunition."
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    Re: Bulliet Bourbon

    Good question!

    I ainīt even gonna try to explain how I pronounced it. It probably would have left both English- and Frenchspeaking people dumbfounded.
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