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Distilled Spirits: Jefferson’s 18 Year Old Presidential Select

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.

A superb bourbon, distilled from wheat in the fall of 1991, and aged in Stitzel-Weller Barrels. This is aged for 18 years and bottled in numbered batches, and has that same soft wheaty sweetness that is present in the other Jefferson’s bourbons.

Jefferson 18 Yr 002

Tasting Note

Nose: Spicy on the nose with hints of bramble leaves, nougat, custard and ginger.

Palate: Very buttery and spicy with notes of oak, pine resin, cinnamon, nutmeg, stem ginger in syrup, astonishingly creamy vanilla and a litlte berry fruit.

Finish: Good length and body, with tangy oak and buttery toffee.

Jefferson 18 Yr

This bourbon, said to be limited in nature, is pricing around $135 bucks. I would definitely recommend pairing with your favorite cigar –  #Smokegood #Drinkgood its a lifestyle.

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