I had assumed the (i) was silent. Then a liquor store manager pronounced it in front of me, giving me confidence I was pronouncing it right. But then again this manager suggested I try bulliet because it was "similar to Makers Mark". What?
I wouldn't know how to Franco-fy the pronunciation.
Now, If only I could get people who aren't from Illinois or near the border of one of our neighboring states to quit pronouncing the silent (s) I will have really accomplished something
Oh no! You have walked into the slavering fangs of a lurking grue!
I've wondered this myself. Glad to see my time spent on these forums is already paying off!
Oh come on they're very similar... I mean, they're both bourbon, right?
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IIRC, Bulleit has a very industrial quality to it. I have not revisited this one in some time for that reason. I can always find a bourbon I like for less $ than either one of these. What is it that makes these interesting to someone? Thanks, Jeff Mo.
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The similarity between Bullitt, the county, and Bulleit, the bourbon, is coincidence, although both are pronounced like bullet, the projectile.
Bulleit Bourbon is named for Tom Bulleit, who started it, not in the mists of legend but about ten years ago.
Bullitt County was named for Alexander Bullitt, whose estate was Oxmoor Farm, east of Louisville, and now (mostly) Oxmoor Mall, a big shopping center. Part of I-64 through there also crosses what was the Bullitt property. These Bullitts are considered one of Louisville's 'founding families.'
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