Bulleit was the second step in my journey in to Bourbon (after Maker's). I think I saw an ad for it in a magazine and it looked intriguing, so I bought a bottle and it had a real WOW factor. It was my standard home pour for quite a while and I only went away from it after breaking the bank at Binny's and stocking up on all the stuff that I can't get in Ohio.

I don't have a bottle of this in the cabinet (no room for it), but I do switch between Bulleit and ER10 when I head out to my favorite local independent restaurant for a few drinks.