Whiskey Wednesday – Jefferson’s – August 30, 2017

by Jonathan Gaby on August 30, 2017

Today is Whiskey Wednesday at Capital Cellars! We’re so excited to offer you a range of Jefferson’s bourbon today! Jefferson’s Bourbon distills the essence of one of our most famous founding fathers into Kentucky’s signature beverage.

Whiskey Wednesday - Jefferson’s Grand Selection Chateau Pichon Baron Cask Finish, Jefferson’s Very Small Batch, Jefferson’s Reserve Very Old Very Small

We’d like you to come out and sample the best of Jefferson’s from 5-8 tonight! We’ll also have wines by the glass buy one get one half off, and no restaurant fee on our wines enjoyed in our shop!

Jefferson’s Grand Selection Chateau Pichon Baron Cask Finish

Thomas Jefferson, our third president, was a wine aficionado. He was America’s first ambassador to France and, while there, fell in love with the finest wines of Bordeaux. Once of his favorites was the Chateau Pichon Baron, an exceptional red wine.

Based on our experience finishing Jefferson’s in creative ways and in various types of casks, we felt strongly that the Pichon Baron wine and the toasted staves of the French oak wine casks would complement our well age, complex Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey.

After hand selecting a limited number of Pichon Baron barrels, refilling them with Jefferson’s Reserve bourbon and extra aging them in our proprietary “hot box” environment, we have created a one-of-a-kind whiskey that combines the robust flavors of the Bordeaux, the wood notes of both American and French oak and the grain of a premium bourbon in a delicious, complex and balanced final product.

Jefferson’s Very Small Batch

Jefferson’s Bourbon is made in very small batches. Actually, ridiculously small batches. We take up to four different Kentucky straight bourbon whiskies of different ages and marry them together. Doing this, we get a lot of complexity and balance while maintaining the consistency needed in a bourbon (one of the blends comprising of at least 55% of the total). We wanted to make it big enough for the connoisseur, yet approachable for people just getting into the premium bourbon field.

Jefferson’s Reserve Very Old Very Small

In 1997, when Jefferson’s was first starting out, we found a 15-year-old bourbon that we immediately knew was rich, complex and needed to be brought to market. It was in 2003 that we decided to bring in other bourbons to marry with the original Jefferson’s Reserve. Similar to Jefferson’s, we still use over 50% of that mash bill and add up to 3 more bourbons to create more flavor and complexities. Jefferson’s Reserve is a big, sophisticated bourbon that has a lot of flavor up front, a lot of weight mid palate and a deep, wonderful finish.

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