Excerpt: The more I dove into it though, the more spice I could find. The taste was nice and sweet but the finish really sealed “rye” for me and pushed it to a point where the spice blurred the line with heat, which is what held it back for me though.
Excerpt: There’s more going on on the palate, including some orange peel, butterscotch, and gingerbread notes. With time in glass the sweeter elements become more pronounced, though a vein of toasty oak runs through it all. Nice stuff.
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Commuting is a real drag unless you're a barrel of bourbon in Jeffersons care. Jeffersons Ocean crosses the equator several times while zig zagging across the ocean, spending time maturing on the deck of ships. Conceptually, the rocking of boats ensures greater interaction with the barrel, and some assert that you can really experience the maritime air in the whiskey. Does it make a difference? Let's find out.
Caramel, pecan, light pepper. Peanut brittle, some nougat and creme brûlée. Sweet nose.
Sweet on the palate. Light oak structure, faint pepper. A but on the younger side. Reminiscent of a peanut butter cup - milk chocolate, sweet peanut influence, tiny bit of oak bitterness.
Long finish, a hair hot, but not punishing. Peppery, sweet cream, a hint of vanilla.
Not super complex, but far from bad. This cask strength expression is far from reminiscent of the ocean, but hits bourbon notes dead on.
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