Boilermakers and Other Cocktails from Bulleit Frontier Whiskey and Guinness for Celebrating the Irish Holiday
Bulleit Boilermakers served with Guinness Draught is the ultimate duo for this Irish occasion, combining the iconic Irish beer with our classic high rye bourbon. If you’re not familiar with a Boilermaker, it’s a simple serve of a pint of beer paired with a shot of Bulleit. Check out the recipe and photo below for instructions on how best to enjoy Bulleit Bourbon and a pint of the ‘black stuff’.
If you don’t have any green to wear for the holiday and would rather enjoy a green cocktail, I’ve also included the Bulleit Green Light District recipe made with Bulleit Rye.
Pour it: 1.25 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
Pair it: 12 oz. Guinness Draught
To best experience this two-drink serve, alternate between sipping Bulleit and slowly drinking your beer to discover flavor profiles.
Bulleit Green Light District
- 1 part Bulleit Rye
- 1 Part green crème de menthe
- 1 part crème de cacao
- 1 part heavy cream
- 5 mint leaves
Instructions: Shake all the ingredients and serve up.
In 1987, Thomas E. Bulleit, Jr., fulfilled a lifelong dream of reviving an old family bourbon recipe by starting the Bulleit Distilling Company. Inspired by his great-great-grandfather Augustus Bulleit, who made a high-rye whiskey between 1830-1860, Tom left a successful law practice and risked everything to experience life on the frontier. Today, we’re not the only ones who are glad he did.
To this day, Bulleit™ Bourbon is distilled and aged in the Bulleit family tradition. High rye content gives it a bold, spicy character with a distinctively smooth, clean finish. Kentucky limestone-filtered water provides a foundation for the bourbon’s character, while charred American oak barrels lend a smoky backbone. Our aging philosophy is simple: we wait until our bourbon is ready.
As Bulleit enthusiasts know, rye has always been our cornerstone. In this tradition, we’re proud to present Bulleit™ Rye – a straight rye whiskey made from 95% rye and 5% malted barley. It’s a whiskey with unparalleled spice and complexity.