Gear Review: Jefferson’s Ocean Bourbon - Sail Magazine

Gear Review: Jefferson’s Ocean Bourbon

With the spike in the popularity of bourbon we’ve seen in the last few years, there seem to be different boutique versions of the stuff popping up everywhere, from Brooklyn to Berkeley.
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With the spike in the popularity of bourbon we’ve seen in the last few years, there seem to be different boutique versions of the stuff popping up everywhere, from Brooklyn to Berkeley. However, if you want a unique bottle for your galley that will taste as good as the story you tell about it, pick up a bottle of Jefferson’s Ocean. Trey Zoeller, the master blender at Jefferson’s, picked up 62 barrels of whiskey aged 6 to 8 years and then put them on a container ship for six months, during which time they went around the world, stopping in five different countries and crossing the equator four times. Why? The idea was to age the whiskey like it was aged in days of old, sloshing around in the hull of a ship, getting exposed to the salt air and brine of the sea and the changes in temperature. The result is a delicious bottle of bourbon at a reasonable price that probably has more miles under its keel than you do. $65. Jefferson’s, jeffersonsbourbon.com

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