Review: Jefferson’s Small Batch

Hello Jefferson’s Small Batch! (which we haven’t actually reviewed yet!)

Here’s some information….

“Founded in 1997, Jefferson’s is the brainchild of Trey Zoeller and his father Chet, a famed bourbon historian. They were continuing a family tradition that goes back to Trey’s 8th generation grandmother who was arrested in 1799 for the “production and sales of spirituous liquors.” To personify the brand, they chose Thomas Jefferson—known for his curiosity and experimental spirit. This is a mindset to which Trey has dedicated himself, pushing the boundaries of the definition of bourbon. Upholding tradition, yet always discovering new possibilities.”

You can check out my review of Jefferson’s Reserve Oklahoma Barrel here. Or, our other reviews of Jefferson things here.

This is batch number 441.

Company: Castle Brands

Distillery: NDP (Luxco)

Location: Lousiville, KY

Mash Bill: Unknown

Age: NAS

ABV: 41.15% (82.3 proof)

: Ongoing 

Price: $30

Color: Yellow Blonde, Straw.

Nose: Vanilla, little funky earthiness, got some strawberry candy smells going on, fruity, and getting a bit of light oak. Pretty light but nice nose.

Taste: Getting some artificial fruit and its pretty sweet at first, but then as it sits, it becomes dryer, there is a slight bitter chocolate taste to round things out at the end.

Finish: Light finish, definitely doesn’t linger, goes down smooth leaving you ready for your next sip.  Or, preps your palate for the next Bourbon. ?

Overall: Super easy to drink, a fantastic Bourbon to get your friends into the game or for your non Bourbon drinkers.  I’ve used this Bourbon a lot in cocktails for a nice light cocktail. Sometimes I want my Bourbon to be bold in my cocktails, and sometimes not. This is a great one for the not times.

Level: Beginner. Ooo chi Wally Wally, ooo chi bang bang.

Oh, and, I really kind of dig the see-through Jefferson thing this bottle has going on, plus it has a nice overall shape to it.

Rating: 3/5


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