The resulting product retains the bright notes found in a classic bourbon but adds a depth of flavor and complexity that can be gained only through long years of extra aging in new barrels. Jefferson'sClick to explore our complete library of reviews to help you choose your next perfect bottle.
Jefferson’s Presidential Select 16 Year Old Bourbon
- DISTILLER: Unknown; Jefferson's is an NDP.
- MASH BILL: Undisclosed but it is known to be a high rye mash bill
- AGE: 16 years; 11 years in barrel #1 and 5 years in barrel #2
- YEAR: 2017
- PROOF: 94 (47% ABV)
- MSRP: $199.00
Jefferson's Presidential Select 16 Year Twin Oak Bourbon Background Info
November 2, 2017, New York, NY - Jefferson’s Bourbon, a collection of bourbons made in small batches, is proud to introduce the newest expression to its portfolio: Jefferson’s Presidential Select 16 Year Old. This exceptionally rare expression of Jefferson’s Bourbon, a tribute to the brand’s namesake, Thomas Jefferson, will be released nationally on November 2nd.
Jefferson’s Bourbon is dedicated to delivering only the finest bourbon in small batches, and Jefferson’s Presidential Select is no different as it will be bottled in extremely limited quantity: Only 10,000 bottles have been produced worldwide for this release. This product is poised to be a collectable classic, following in the footsteps of the original Jefferson’s Presidential Select, a top product among bourbon lovers and enthusiasts alike.
As with several other coveted products in the Jefferson’s portfolio, Jefferson’s Presidential Select 16 Year Old underwent a unique aging process. The bourbon, which started as a straight Kentucky Bourbon whiskey, was first fully matured for 10 years in new American Oak casks. From there, the bourbon was aged for an additional six years in fresh casks. The resulting product retains the bright notes found in a classic bourbon but adds a depth of flavor and complexity that can be gained only through long years of extra aging in new barrels. Tasting notes for the Jefferson’s Presidential Select 16 Year Old include an orange spice and vanilla aroma, with hints of tobacco, leather and spice, and warm molasses on the finish.
Disclaimer: Jefferson's provided Bourbon & Banter with a sample of their product for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.
Born and raised in Newport Beach, California, Matt Evans married a native Kentuckian and has called Louisville home since 2007 – after stops in Washington D.C. and Durango, CO. His love affair with bourbon started as an attempt to learn more about his adopted hometown (and get in good with his in-laws!); the pursuit has developed into a full blown passion. Through the Stave and Thief Society, Matt is certified as an Executive Bourbon Steward. He has certifications from the Filson Historical Society’s Bourbon Academy and the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Academy. He also has served as Master Distiller for-a-day at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience under the tutelage of Artisanal Distiller Charlie Downs.Matt’s day job is instructing 7th grade World Geography, and he is the proud father of two daughters. During the summer, Matt teaches bourbon history courses at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York state. Read Matt's full profile.