Jefferson's Presidential Select 16 Year Old Twin Oak Bourbon

Last November, after a few years’ hiatus, legendary whiskey series Jefferson’s Presidential Select returned. Master Distiller of Jefferson’s Bourbon, Trey Zoeller, brought to the table the lineup’s youngest expression yet, a rather unique 16-year-old “Twin Oak” bourbon.

Jefferson’s took a straight bourbon of 11 years and aged it another 5 years in new charred-oak barrels before finally emptying it into 10,000 bottles for you and me. The result?

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Jefferson’s Presidential Select 16 Year Old Twin Oak Bourbon
94 proof
$199 MSRP

Color: Her name’s Amber. Bold and glowing

Aroma: Sweet surprise. Delightfully syrupy and full of butterscotch. Heavy on the candy corn

Sip: Much sweeter than I expected of a double barreled 16 year old juice, but obvious wood. Buttery with some sneaky maple hints. A decent complexity, but not at all overwhelming

Kick: At 94 proof, this drink doesn’t linger as long as I’d have liked

Overall: A-. This is very, very good, but I expected just a little bit more, given the legacy. I really enjoy this latest addition to Jefferson’s Select, but it does come at a price and can be quite difficult to locate. I’m glad I got it, just not so sure I’d do it again

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