Bulleit Proof: How I Took a 150-Year-Old Family Recipe and a Revolver, and Disrupted the Entire Liquor Industry One Bottle, One Sip, One Handshake at a Time

  • 7h 25m 2s
  • Alan Eisenstock, Tom Bulleit
  • Gildan Media
  • 2020

The compelling story of how one man took a 150-year-old family recipe and disrupted the entire liquor industry one sip, one bottle, one handshake at a time

Tom Bulleit stood on a stage before a thousand people inside a tent the size of a big-top. It was both his 30th wedding anniversary and his birthday. But there was another thing to celebrate: the dedication of the new Bulleit Distillery in Shelbyville, Kentucky. His great-great-grandfather, Augustus, created his first batch of Bulleit Bourbon around 1830. A century and a half later, Tom fulfilled his lifelong dream, revived the old family bourbon recipe, and started Bulleit Distilling Company.

Eventually, Tom was named a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and elected to the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. Thinking back on all his achievements, Tom was overcome by a wave of emotion. He looked into the sea of faces and said, "I don't believe our lives are told in years...or months...or weeks. I believe we live our lives in moments."

Tom's audiobook Bulleit Proof is just that - a life told in moments. Moments of joy, triumph, hardship, persistence, and success. His is a story of survival: in war, in business, in life. Tom faced death twice: in a foxhole and in a cancer ward. In Bulleit Proof, Tom reveals all, pulls no punches, and lets you into his heart.

In this Audiobook

  • 1. One Sip
  • 2. The Promise
  • 3. War
  • 4. The Start-up
  • 5. My Old Soldier
  • 6. Family Business
  • 7. Steambath
  • 8. Maniacal Patience
  • 9. The New Frontier
  • 10. The 12 Apostles
  • 11. Bourbon in My Blood
  • 12. “It was the Drugs, Tom”
  • 13. Revolver
  • 14. Vows
  • 15. Finally