Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Review [In Depth]
Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon
Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Details
Distillery: Jefferson’s (Kentucky Artisans?)
Type & Region: Bourbon, Kentucky, USA
Aged: Not stated
From the company website:
The oldest and most robust bourbon whiskey in the core Jefferson’s family, our Reserve is a perfect example of the artistry of blending. This small batch blend of mature bourbons exhibits incredible nuance and complexity of flavors that only a masterful blender can unlock. The end result is a big, sophisticated bourbon whiskey with a bold, substantial palate and a long, delicious finish. It’s robust enough to satisfy even the most discerning bourbon snob and smooth enough for the whiskey novice. A truly quintessential bourbon whiskey.
Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon overview
Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon smell
Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon taste and aftertaste
On my first sip, I taste herbal and licorice-y honey, pineapple, roasted oak, cinnamon, clove, pineapple, and rose. This is surprisingly herbal to the point that it feels like a rye whiskey, like Sagamore Spirit Rye. I like herbal rye whiskeys, so I can’t complain, but it’s jarring to experience since this is a bourbon. Nonetheless, the strange herbalness brings a nice brightness, but there’s also this oaky dryness. It’s a weird juxtaposition. Maybe it’s the “very old” part?
Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon Rating
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