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Bottling NameJefferson's Reserve
Bottled ByMcLain and Kyne / Castle Brands ,
TypeKentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Alcohol content90.2 Proof
Availability US: Available Japan: Unknown Duty Free: Not Available Europe: Unknown
Views (since 20080612) 39647
Bottling InfoThe bouquet is ripe, rich, and concentrated right from the first whiff -- the emphasis is squarely on the sweet corn as the rye and barley take a distant back seat. In the aroma one finds traces of vanilla, caramel, and oak resin - a very sound, very solid bourbon bouquet. A superb new bourbon discovery that has me already looking forward to future bottlings.

- Paul Pacult


Rich walnut in color with a multidimensional fruit-cake-like nose. A huge body with a well-balanced fruity/spicy palate complete with notes of pears, cinnamon, dates, raisins and sweet butter. A full, long, fruity finish. A sipping whiskey.

- WineEnthusiast Magazine

Review from Dump Bucket (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1685, Created:20090912010057, Updated:20090912010211)
Purchased at:Sac, CA
Purchased for:$50ish
Info on this bottle:batch 20, bottle 1607 of 2000
Nose:copper still, corn, soft leather and other mild hints of lumber and soil
Taste:the same as the nose
Finish:the same as the nose
Overall:odd bourbonto me. Not bad, not great just is... for a 15 yr it was not as distict as expected.... no matter how much a drank, it seemed the same. The taste, nose and finsihs were the same the entire time...

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Review from BourbonDave (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1658, Created:20090820231423)
Purchased at:Liquor Barn, Lexington, KY
Purchased for:$45
Info on this bottle:Jefferson's Reserve
Nose:Oddly it has the same nose as EWSB 99. Can't quite put my finger on it. Definitely corn and pecans. Not very complex at all, but still pleasing.
Taste:A very silky entry leads to an immediate hit of spice. A very creamy taste and vanilla in a great amount, and maybe a touch of citrus and oak.
Finish:A pleasant finish that lingers just the right amount. Just a nice warm end.
Overall:I'm glad I finally tried this bourbon. The beautiful bottle lured me in for something that I thought would taste quite different that it does. I probably will not buy another bottle or try any of their other products because this just didn't do it for me. At best, so.

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Review from BuffaloBill (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1383, Created:20081209132047)
Purchased at:Sampled with a beverage distributor on Cape Cod
Purchased for:$47 (?)
Info on this bottle:Jefferson's Reserve
Nose:Simple and not much to contemplate. It immediately reminded me of Crown Royal for big bucks. (seriously)
Taste:The same as above.
Finish:The same as above.
Overall:It did absolutely nothing for me... not my bag. I've had better bourbon at less than half the price. Sorry folks... IMHO. BB

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Review from Mike (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 486, Created:20060426113448, Updated:20060426135819)
Purchased at:Sigman Bottle Shop, Conyers, GA
Purchased for:$46
Info on this bottle:No 2280 of 2400 bottles, Batch no 42
Nose:A rich and very pleasing nose, with many aromas wafting up. The sweet caramel corn is moderated with a bit of oak. Coming along close behind are apricots, pecan pie, leather, citrus, bubble gum, mint, nuts, and spices.
Taste:Sweet corn and caramel move across the front of the mouth. The roof of the mouth picks up spicy pepper only to give way to a nice viscous cream just at the beginning of the throat.
Finish:A very satisfying finish that is a treat. Jefferson's Reserve is a rich bourbon that lingers a while. Subtle and understated with all things in harmony.
Overall:This bourbon is a refined lady, but one that is very sensuous and seductive. Have a conversation with her and you will be in her thrall. She sings a complex yet simple tune that you continue to hum in your mind. Another sip........yes! Marvelous bourbon!!

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Review from bourbonv (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 153)
Purchased at:Chet Zoeller gave it to me 12/23/02
Info on this bottle:No 311 of 2400 bottles Batch No. 23, Very Small Batch
Proof Of this Bottle:90.2
Nose:Vanilla and oak with a hint of corn sweetness. Very simple nose.
Taste:Smooth with no alcohol burn in the mouth and only a pleasant warmth in the throat. Sweet candy corn caramel with a hint of oak tannins in the mouth and lingering tannins in the throat.
Finish:Caramel sweetness in the mouth and oak tannins in the throat. Long lasting and pleasant.
Overall:A very good product that reminds me very much of Old Charter 12yo Classic 90, which is half the price in the liquor stores.

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