Tour de Bourbon Day 21: Jefferson’s Reserve

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Day 21 is Jefferson’s Reserve, a “Straight Bourbon Whisky” that’s 45.1% alcohol.¬†2015-12-26 Jefferson's Reserve

https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/mclain-and-kyne/jeffersons-reserve-bourbon-whisky/

This is whisky, not whiskey. I’m sure that’s important. Once again, I am using a link to something other than the producer’s Web site because they have one of those spastic scrolling websites that make we wish I could give my browser Ritalin so it would calm down.

The bourbon itself is very nice, very smooth, a solid, well-mannered bourbon with some fire to it and a nice presence. This one’s a good sipper, and would make a great cocktail. I’d probably feel bad about mixing it, though.

I didn’t make a lot of taste notes on this one. It doesn’t have a lot of distinctive flavor to it. It’s fairly light, without being timid.

Two stars, would have been three if it had been just a bit more distinctive.

The updated rankings:

  1. Blanton’s Gold Edition
  2. Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7
  3. Noah’s Mill
  4. Bulleit
  5. Elijah Craig
  6. Evan Williams
  7. Jefferson’s Reserve
  8. Four Roses Single Barrel
  9. FEW
  10. Booker’s 7 Year
  11. Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2004
  12. Jefferson’s
  13. Four Roses
  14. Smooth Ambler Old Scout 9 Year Old Bourbon (Cask 1868) Single Barrel Release
  15. Michter’s
  16. Eagle Rare
  17. 1792 Ridgemont Reserve
  18. Roughstock Montana
  19. Hudson Baby Bourbon
  20. Old Forester
  21. Smooth Ambler Contradiction

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