Jefferson's Ocean Aged At Sea Voyage 20 Bourbon

Jefferson's Ocean Aged At Sea Voyage 20 Bourbon

(0.75l, 45%)


8.7/10
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Another incredible story of a Bourbon poured in a glass and shaped by the sea.

Jefferson’s was founded in 1997 by Trey Zoeller and his father Chet — a famed Bourbon historian who wrote the book on Kentucky distilleries. Yes, an actual book called "Bourbon in Kentucky: A History of Distilleries in Kentucky." And eight generations ago, their great-great-grandmother was arrested for the "production and sales of Spiritous liquors" in 1799. Which makes her the coolest ancestor ever! They acquire and produce a range of specialty Bourbons and Rye Whiskies. In 2007 Jefferson’s was sold to Castle Brands to build upon their portfolio of premium Spirits.

Each limited edition release of Jefferson’s Ocean "Aged At Sea" series is different. The Bourbon is aged literally at sea in the hold of a research vessel. The route, the temperatures, and tossing of the sea are different. And they experiment with different mash bills, distillations and woods too. Jefferson’s Ocean Aged At Sea Voyage 20 is the current release. It’s different from previous releases because it starts with a blend conventionally aged Bourbon seven and eight years old. They are married and "finished at sea." The blended Bourbon has visited five continents and crossed the equator four times before reaching port and being bottled at 45% ABV.

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toffee
smoky
oak
vanilla
caramel
citrus zest
brine
salty
sweet
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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is filled with notes of chewy caramel and vanilla over a light sea-salt and matchstick background.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is rich and smooth with notes of chewy toffee and a smoking oak in brine.

Finish
The finish is long and sweet with a blooming citrus zest.
Ratings & Reviews
Connor
Connor,
A unique salt and smoke taste that finishes with a dessert like finish of caramel and toffee.
 
April
April,
What a great nose... every sip was was a sweet and delicious pleasure. It’s sweet, but salty, oak toffee flavors just leave your tongue bursting with true excitement. Definitely worth every penny for that true whiskey drinkers experience. Most definitely do cut or chase, enjoy it neat with a nice fine tuned cigar if need be. While relaxing after a hards day of work or play.
 
guest
guest,
Fresh crisp refreshing bold
 
Craig
Craig,
Too spicy for my pallet
 
Eric
Eric,
Excellent! Sweet notes and finish coupled with slight saltiness makes this a very tasty bourbon
 
Linda
Linda,
Great finish on this one. Loved it.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
I just received this bottle and I tried it right away. Some people (the haters...lol) told me this was a "gimmick" and overpriced (though they never actually tried it themselves). Boy, I disagree, and they are missing out! Voyage 20 is the first Jefferson's Ocean Aged Bourbon I tried, it CERTAINLY impressed me, and am now curious to try others. I found the flavor profile to be on point. It was HEAVENLY smooth, and had a sweet mouth coating feel that was so enjoyable. The finish was sweet with some nice citrus notes. I think I need another bottle STAT! I will now compare this with the Rum cask finish (as I enjoyed both).
 
Juan
Juan,
Nice and smooth
 
Jackie
Jackie,
Very smooth & refreshing.
 
Brett
Brett,
Great aroma and liked the start. The finish is a little "off" to me. I can't identify the flavor but it lingers a bit too long for my taste. I was expecting more based on the reviews and price.
 
Samuel
Samuel,
Love it smooth and easy to drink love the taste glad I tried this Ill be sure to buy it again
 
Brian
Brian,
best nose, best taste I've ever had! An absolute MUST try for a true whiskey drinker. Very impressed
 
Gene
Gene,
Wow,great nose... sipping pleasure. It’s sweet oak toffee with a great lingering finish. Definitely a must try . One of the best I have tried,highest rating I gave out so far.
 
Jonathon
Jonathon,
Solid bourbon kissed with the salinity if a Talisker or Oban. Really cool change of pace from your go to bourbon. It’s a new staple in our bar.
 
Richard
Richard,
To those TRUE whiskey drinkers out there, you haven’t had the most delicious bourbon on your lips until you’ve tasted the infamous Jefferson’s Ocean aged at sea (Voyage 20). This has the best nose, the best taste and the absolutely longest lasting finish I have ever poured into my mouth. I have tasted hundreds of whiskeys. For anyone reading this review, stop wasting your time deciding if this is a good whiskey to add to your home bar. Just do it. But don’t you dare add water or ice. Just pour a very small amount in a proper whiskey glass, swirl to allow a decent vortex so the “Harshness” can escape and take the slightest sip you can and keep that on your tongue and enjoy. If you’re new to the wonderful world of whiskey, just make sure you share with someone that has some experience so you can enjoy this whiskey properly. Cheers!
 
Brent
Brent,
This is my first Ocean Voyage...it's been hard to find for me. I like it. not super deep, and I'm not sure I pick up the salt notes from the caramel forward flavor or my subconscious due to the ocean relation. Either way I'd try more!
 
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