Also from Mclain Kyne Distillery
A limited release, small batch artisan bourbon. This is very unusual, and offers a thoroughly distinctive flavour profile, thanks to its 6 to 10 year ageing in very lightly charred (Number 1 char) barrels. Jefferson's bourbon is made with a mashbill of 60% corn, 30% rye and 10% malted barley.
Nose: Very crisp and fresh on the nose, lots of creamy vanilla and warm, spicy flavour. Notes of oak, toffee, hints of smoke.
Palate: Soft, warming and supple. Notes of sweet vanilla, spices, toffee, berry fruits, a touch of orange zest, spices and honey.
Finish: Soft and easy-going, very quaffable as it fades out on notes of vanilla sweetness, custard and corn.
Oh Dear Nick
The Dung Beetle Manager
If you like Jack Daniel's but want something better, smoother, Jefferson is hands down the best you can do.
19th November 2014
Simply,as my drinking teammates describe it, nectar of the bourbon gods! I've been a fan of Makers, Buffalo Trace, and started with the Jeffersons Reserve which is in a league of its own, but this version of Jeffersons is exceedingly drinkable, velvety smooth, and simply caresses the palate and spirit. Great value bourbon.
2nd November 2014
Very smooth and flavorful. A must have for the bourbon drinker
24th October 2014
My friend,you must have eaten garlic before hitting Jefferson as it's far better than BT or WT (unless it's the 101 we're talking about).It is actually unbelievable for its price.If you find it rough, try to open it with a little bit of water but unpalatable? You might be looking for Jim Beam then and loads of sugar.
25th September 2014
Im no expert , but I know what I like . Jeffersons is way too good for mixin, sip or neat only. My wife and I both love it , catch it on sale and stock up. Sorry Nick , Wild Turkey and Buffalo Trace dont compete on this level . Its a fine smooth delicious drink , a poor mans Pappy.
1st August 2014
I must of had a bad bottle, I found it rough and unpalatable, I will stick to wild Turkey or buffalo trace and at a push jack d all three are far superior to Jeffersons small batch
29th June 2014
I keep it in stock now
12th June 2014
Im on my 3rd bottle me and the wife love it smoother than jack and jim beam nice drink
30th May 2014
Good, and better
As someone who drinks Whiskey almost exclusively straight, I'm embarrassed to say that I enjoyed this immensely in a hot toddy lately. However, the bourbon can stand up on its own, if only for someone who enjoys a bourbon that is more woody, and has less deep corniness.
Nose: Wood, Anise, Spice Cake, All Spice, Peach, Apricot
Palate: Not as spicy as the nose, Peach, Apricot, Corn, Creme Anglaise
Finish: Woody, mossy, almost green, heavy in the nose
Overall, something to definitely have around, but the complexity, in all honesty, is lacking. Easy, simple whiskey. For the price range, even on the higher end, however, if you're willing to shell out a little more, you're bound to find something a bit more bold.
5th October 2013
The woodiness rather overpowers most other flavours. My palette veers towards the sweeter bourbons and in that regard this compares unfavourably with the Blantons I had previously. Glad I tried it, and am looking forward to trying it in an old fashioned, but will not be repurchasing
26th February 2012
Smells gorgeous. If I could get an air freshener that smelt like this I would fill my house with them. The taste doesn't quite live up to the aroma however. It is very nice with vanilla and orange flavoured sweets and a finish that I could only describe as a light peanut oil. For the price it is great but there are better, smoother drams out there if you are prepared to dip deeper into your pocket. Definitely worth at least a try though, maybe two!