Jefferson’s was founded in 1997 by Trey Zoeller and his father Chet—a famed Bourbon historian who wrote the book on Kentucky distilleries.
They named their Jefferson’s Bourbon after Thomas Jefferson because of “his curiosity and experimental spirit.” Jefferson was also known to run a small still on his farm when he retired.
Jefferson’s is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of the definition of Bourbon. Upholding tradition, yet always discovering new possibilities. They make a range of specialty Bourbons and Rye Whiskies in small batches, all special, all interesting in their own way, all produced at Kentucky Artisan Distillery.