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Jefferson's Cognac Cask Finish Rye Whiskey
This product is available in: DC, FL, NH, NJ, NY Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.Size750mL Proof94 (47% ABV)
This product is available in: DC, FL, NH, NJ, NY Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.
About Jefferson's Cognac Cask Finish Rye WhiskeyAfter Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers, the third President of the U.S. and the main author of the Declaration of Independence, retired from public office in 1815, he often tended to the garden on his Monticello estate. At the time, it was customary for wealthy farmers, including Jefferson, to distill the excess grains they harvested into spirits and each farmer’s spirits were unique. Jefferson’s Bourbon pays homage to Jefferson and his exquisite whiskey.
Founded in 1997 by Trey Zoeller and his father Chet, a famous bourbon historian, Jefferson's Bourbon began as a family affair. Producing spirits was in their blood, since as early as in 1799, Trey's 8th generation grandmother was actually arrested for the production and sales of spirits at a time when it was prohibited by law. Today, more than two centuries later, Trey Zoeller continues to push the boundaries of bourbon with his curious mindset, while upholding this rich tradition.
Perhaps most famous for their Voyages collection – a collection of dark savory bourbons, aged beyond their years on a boat that circles around the world multiple times – Jefferson's Bourbon offers a wide variety of premium whiskeys.
Jefferson's Rye Cognac Cask Finish offering is their Straight Rye Whiskey, finished in cognac casks. This is a marriage between spicy American Rye and refined cognac. While rye whiskey is typically more one dimensional, the cognac finish adds the more than welcome complexity of character. In Trey Zoeller's words: "I wanted to look at rye through a new lens and elevate it past the supporting role it’s commonly associated with." It’s double barreled for somewhere between 9 and 19 months and bottled at a pleasant 94 proof. An exquisite showcase of Jefferson’s famous innovative maturation methods.
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As American as the bald eagle, rye whiskey was first brewed in the American Northeast in the 1600s. Even George Washington distilled it after leaving the Oval Office, so there’s no way of denying its origin.
It’s distinguished from bourbon for its original and unique spicy notes.
By law, rye whiskey must be made from at least 51% rye grain, aged in new and charred oak barrels for at least two years, and bottled at no more than 62,5% ABV.