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New Jefferson’s Bourbon aged in wine barrels

US whiskey bottler Jefferson’s Bourbon has launched a new expression finished in French oak barrels that once aged wine.

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The expression is finished in Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from California’s Groth Vineyards & Winery

The variant sees Jefferson’s Reserve Bourbon – which is aged and fully matured in Kentucky – finished in Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from California’s Groth Vineyards & Winery.

The extra finish is said to add a “lush fruit flavour, soft, supple texture and sweet vanilla character” to the Bourbon.

“When I’m not drinking Bourbon, I enjoy a good Cabernet. I’d been a long-time fan of Groth’s wines, specifically the Groth Cabernet Sauvignon,” said Jefferson’s Bourbon founder and master blender, Trey Zoeller.

“I was curious to see if I could combine the big fruit flavours of the wine with the spice of the Reserve Bourbon. After sweating it out for nine months, the fruit of the wine and the spice of the Bourbon balanced and complemented each other.”

Jefferson’s Reserve Groth Cask Finish is bottled at 45.1% abv, and is available at select venues and retail locations both in-store and online across the US, with an RRP of US$79.99.

Jefferson’s Bourbon does not distill its products, but buys third party stocks and experiments with different types of barrel ageing.

 

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