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Jefferson's 16 Year Old Presidential 750ml

NV Jefferson's 16 Year Old Presidential
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MASH BILL: Undisclosed but it is known to be a high rye mash bill
AGE: 16 years; 11 years in barrel #1 and 5 years in barrel #2
YEAR: 2017
PROOF: 94 (47% ABV)
NOSE: Caramel | Vanilla | Baking Spice | Toasted Sugar | Candy
TASTE: Caramel | Baking Spices | Buttery Toffee | Hint of Caramelized sugar

FINISH: Full, robust flavor with a smooth coating on the tongue. The dry finish is strong with a brilliant and complex spice that is more sweet than peppery. The Kentucky Hug is warm but not burning.

SHARE WITH: Share this one with bourbon drinkers who enjoy a rich flavor profile and appreciate all the nuances of an older bourbon. I will say that for a 16-year-old bourbon the expected heavier oak presence is happily missing.

BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: As one who generally stays away from bourbon in this price range, I would not hesitate to pull the trigger if the opportunity arises. Furthermore, it is a bottle that I would proudly display on my antique bar.

OVERALL: With a Straight Kentucky Bourbon label and a 16 year age statement the latest release from Jefferson’s is sourced from one of Kentucky’s bigger, established distilleries. The first Presidential release in several years, this is an 11-year bourbon aged in #3 charred barrels then dumped for a second barreling, again in #3 charred barrels, to mature for another five years.

Personally, I have always been lukewarm on Jefferson’s bourbon line-up; some I thought were great, and some were ho-hum. I know they have done some interesting and different things to help set themselves apart from standard offerings – I would just like a little more transparency. However, after sampling Jefferson’s Presidential 16 Twin Oak, I must say that I found the juice to be very solid; so much so, that I may have to go back and try other expressions with a different mindset.
- Matt Evans

- Bourbon Enthusiast

Producer: Jefferson's

Price: $499.99
Sale Price: $399.99

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Country: United States

Region: Kentucky

Type: American Whiskey
Hard hit by Prohibition, for decades American Whiskey has been primarily thought of as a Southern staple rather than a world class spirit. Now whether you're looking for a Rye, Bourbon, or even a Single Malt, you'll find a large range from a number of distilleries, from North to South and from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts.