Jefferson’s Presidential Select 25 Year Old Rye Whiskey
Inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s curiosity, experimental spirit and good taste. Jefferson’s is a brand bottled by Castle Brands, historically from whiskey sourced from various distilleries. The company now owns the Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood and is increasingly warehousing more of its own stock. Batch #1.
Jefferson’s Presidential Select 25 Year Old Btach 1 Straight Rye Whiskey Tasting Notes
Nose: Spicy note complimented by charred white oak barrels.
Palate: Caramelized sugars delicately balance with the peppery rye flavor.
Finish: Smooth finish that slightly warms.
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.
Where To Buy Jefferson’s Presidential Select 25 Year Old Batch 1 Straight Rye Whiskey?
Back in December 2013, Jefferson’s Bourbon put out an official statement announcing the release of their latest bottling – Presidential Select 25 Year Old and Presidential Select 30 Year Old. Based on Master Blender Trey Zoeller’s “luck” in finding older barrels of bourbon for bottling, and my previous experience with the brand, I knew that I wanted to get my hands on some tasting samples to see how these new releases would compare to their recent Presidential Select 21 Year Old release and their extremely popular Presidential Select 18 Year Old.
If you read my review of Presidential Select 21 Year Old you know that it fell short of my expectations and lacked the flavor profile of what I tend to look for in a well-aged bourbon.
I’d like to thank them for providing the samples and saving me the arduous task of convincing the Redhead that I needed to purchase $450 worth of bourbon without every trying it. Am I being paranoid or just perceptive?
Incredibly rare and highly-prized, Jefferson’s Presidential Select 25 Year Old is a well-matured straight North American rye whiskey. It is rich, spicy, and exceptionally smooth. A true classic