We’ve had a lot of good times with this brand! And Trey kicked it up a notch with the latest private selections, from his treasure trove of Ocean-Aged whiskey. The wheated mash adds a soft sweetness to the whiskey, and the ocean breezes it’s exposed to during its months long journey aboard a cargo ship, add a hint of salinity to the liquid gold in those barrels. This is sure to take its place among your favorite bottles we’ve picked! You’ll find aromas of a wonderful ocean breeze laced with brown sugar, vanilla, and a touch of tobacco leaf. Hints of ripe stone fruits, bananas and a touch of crème brulee all give your senses a wild ride across the seas. The wheated mash bill, which lacks the dominance of the rye spice in a traditional mash, allows the ocean voyage complexity to shine.
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.