Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Jefferson's 10 Year 100% Rye Hits Shelves!

Hey all,

Rye whiskey drinkers can rejoice! Jefferson's 10 year rye has just hit the market and let me tell you it is laying waste to the competition. I had a chance to catch up with Trey Zoeller, the president and founder of Jefferson's, and he was quite excited that they were able to offer an older rye at such a reasonable price. They are sourcing it from Canada, making it likely a whiskey that was destined for blending. They used all new charred oak barrels which is why they are able to call it a straight rye whiskey. Here's my tasting notes from this month's bourbon club:

Jefferson's 10 Year Rye
-8-12 barrels blended together
-Mashbill: 100% Rye
-Alcohol: 47% (94 Proof)
Tasting Notes: Pours a nice golden honey color. The nose just absolutely leaps out at you with aromas of perfume, cumin, rye, curry and mangos. Very delicate on the palate with a subtle creaminess. Flavors of vanilla, armagnac, honey suckle, pepper, coriander, cloves and some interesting floral undertones. Over all a very vibrant rye that has a depth and balance few can match.

Come and get it!


No comments:

Post a Comment