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.