AGED AT SEA® BOURBON
Barrels of Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea® Bourbon travel aboard ships that visit ports all around the globe. The constant motion of the sea churns the whiskey, increasing its interaction with the wood of the barrel. Extreme weather ranging from the coldest of coldest to the warmest of temperatures hyper-ages the liquid in ways no rickhouse could. Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea® Bourbon is Aged At The Mercy of The Sea. Experience a voyage yourself.
Crème brûlée, sweet tobacco and sea spray
Caramel, light brown sugar, cinnamon, sea salt and a hint of espresso
Long, smooth finish that thoroughly coats the pallet with notes of classic Cracker Jacks and sea salt
In 2008, while aboard the ship of a fellow Kentucky native, Jefferson’s Master Blender Trey Zoeller got a wild idea. As he watched the whiskey swirl in his glass, compelled by the constant rock of the waves, he pondered: what might happen to a barrel of bourbon if it were aged at sea? The rest, as they say, is history. The constant movement of the ocean and extreme temperature fluctuations as the ship traversed the globe completely transformed the whiskey. The result is a hyper-aged, darker, richer and caramelized bourbon with incredible depth and complexity. Since this discovery, Trey has sent hundreds of barrels around the world, with each voyage seeing (on average) over 25 ports, 5 continents, and 2 equator crossings.
This is bourbon, aged at the mercy of the sea.