JEFFERSON'S OCEAN & RYE
About this Thematic Tasting
This sommelier-led virtual tasting features two unique American whiskies from Jefferson’s Bourbon that showcase how this brand uses experimental aging techniques and sophisticated barrel-finishing tactics. With special guest, Trey Zoeller, master blender.
The culmination of Jefferson’s master blender Trey Zoeller’s wild idea to age his bourbon at sea. The constant movement of the ocean and extreme temperature fluctuations transform the whiskey into something not seen in modern American whiskey. This “hyper-aged” bourbon offers notes of salted caramel popcorn and tropical fruit with a briny finish, owing to the sea air.
Jefferson’s Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Cognac Casks
The brand’s first rye whiskey release in 13 years, Zoeller “finishes” it for nine months in ex-cognac casks. The result elevates the rye from what he sees as a cocktail ingredient to a sipping spirit, with spicy cinnamon notes up front, hints of citrus and honey, and a full-bodied, lingering finish.