Whiskey at sea.
Jefferson’s Bourbon was founded by Trey Zoeller and his father Chet, and was first launched in 1997. Chet is a Bourbon expert, so it was only natural that he should turn to crafting it. The company is said to have been called after Thomas Jefferson in light of his curiosity and experimental spirit.
The company produces both Bourbon and Rye Whiskies, but does not distil these itself. Rather, it sources fine Whiskey from other, experience distilleries and blends them to create a new drink.
The company is famed for its experimental ways of doing things; this includes maturing Whiskey at sea.
Jefferson’s Ocean is unique. Not only has it been aged at sea, but the journey takes it across the equator 4 times as well as stopping in 5 continents.
It would be difficult to find a more globalized Whiskey!
This small batch Whiskey has a very interesting flavor profile. It offers up a wide range of sweet and spicy notes that chime together and create perfect harmony.
There is also a significant dark chocolate-esque bitterness that plays alongside some of the louder notes and is captured wonderfully on the palate.
Appearance / Color
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sweet red apples and thick caramel followed by spicy vanilla and cinnamon.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweetness of dried fruits comes through with milky coffee and bitter dark chocolate, some sea air saltiness as well. Very creamy.
Dark chocolate really appears as well as more cinnamon and vanilla.