Monday, March 7, 2016
Jefferson's Ocean Batch 19
One of the signs of the coming bourbon apocalypse is when the first edition of Jefferson's Ocean Aged Bourbon sold for $1,000 at auction. With 20+ releases under their belts, I believe the market is a bit less bullish on this no age statement sourced bourbon. I would also note that while some earlier bottles were labeled as "Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey," the one I'm sampling today simply states that it is "Straight Bourbon Whiskey," and we all know what taking Kentucky off the label implies...that it's a Mighty Good Product.
Jefferson's Ocean, Batch 19, 45% abv ($65)
The nose has peanuts and butterscotch. The palate is nicely spicy, a tad salty (from all that ocean air obviously) and the finish has honey and rye spice.
This is actually quite a bit better than the first edition that people went nuts for. It's got some nice spicy notes and some complexity. I wouldn't pay $65 for it, but it's decent bourbon.