In the spirit of the 18th and 19th century seafarer, Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's took an already remarkable, fully mature whiskey and put it on a ship to travel the globe, crossing the equator 4 times... and voila, deliciousness!
The newest Ocean Aged" release, Voyage 18, is a cask strength bottling that is nothing short of exceptional. Sounds simple, right? The new leather, cinnamon spice and caramel aromas ride subtle waves of sea salt. We were astonished by its softness, given that it is a cask strength bottling, no rough waters here. Voyage 18 is a limited release, and we took as much as they'd let us, we suggest you do the same! "
Creating very uncommon bourbon is a journey. We seek out new and aged barrels of bourbon from established distilleries that have perfected their art over hundreds of years. Then we do some old-fashioned experimenting, building balance and adding complexity through different selection, agitation and environmental processes until we find the taste Jefferson's is known for. That is found in small batch bottling. It's like making dinner for 8 friends rather than a group of 80 people. Founded in 1997, Jefferson's is the brainchild of Trey Zoeller and his father Chet, a famed bourbon historian. They were continuing a family tradition that goes back to Trey's 8th generation grandmother who was arrested in 1799 for the "production and sales of spirituous liquors." To personify the brand, they chose Thomas Jefferson-known for his curiosity and experimental spirit. This is a mindset to which Trey has dedicated himself, pushing the boundaries of the definition of bourbon. Upholding tradition, yet always discovering new possibilities.