Jefferson's Cognac Cask Finish Rye Whiskey

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Size750mL Proof94 (47% ABV) *Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
A marriage between the spiciness of American Rye and the refinement of cognac. Jefferson's Straight Rye is finished in cognac barrels between 9 and 19 months.
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About Jefferson's Cognac Cask Finish Rye 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 and depth 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 first in new charred oak and then in cognac casks for at least 9 months before it’s bottled at a pleasant 94 proof. An exquisite showcase of Jefferson’s famous innovative maturation methods that result in the typical dryness being replaced by a thick mouthfeel of honey and orange notes.

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About Jefferson's

The principal author of the Declaration of Independence and one of the most illustrious founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson was elected the third President of the United States in 1800. During his tenure as President, Jefferson authorized the purchase of the Louisiana Territory, dispatched Lewis and Clark westward to explore the remainder of the continent, and repealed the Whiskey Excise Tax.

After Jefferson retired from public office in 1815, he often tended to the garden that he had cultivated at his Monticello estate. At the time, it was customary for wealthy farmers, including Jefferson, to make their own garden spirits. Each farmer's spirits were unique and reflected their personal tastes and the local terroir of their farm. Jefferson's Reserve Very Old Straight Bourbon Whiskey is crafted by Chet and Trey Zoeller in honor of Jefferson and his experimental nature. While the Zoellers were inspired by Jefferson, their roots can be traced back for generations deep into Kentucky's bourbon history.

About Rye

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.

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At first, you’ll be greeted by cinnamon and honey. The palate then develops further with spice, nutmeg and citrus notes for a more complex profile. The finish is satisfyingly long with peeking notes of oranges and honey.
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