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Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea Voyage 19 Special Wheated Mash Bill Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is one of the latest additions to the famed Jefferson's Ocean series. It consists of bourbons that underwent partial aging aboard an ocean-going vessel. Distilled from a proprietary mash bill consisting of corn, wheat, and malted barley, the bourbon is left to mature in new, charred American oak barrels for 6 to 8 years before being brought on board.
A ship to begin several months-long journeys across the world's oceans that consists of 30 ports on five different continents and passing through the equator four times in the process. There was an extreme contrast in temperature as the ship transitioned from winter to summer and vice versa without spring and fall. Extreme heat caused the corn's sugars to caramelize in the wood and work their way into the bourbon as the wood contracted with the excessive fall in temperature.
Without having to compete with the rye's spice, the bourbon of Ocean Voyage 19 took on a great deal of vanilla and salted caramel corn as its dominant flavor with a subtle wood finish. After the end of its voyage, the bourbons are taken back to Kentucky, where they are cut with pure water and finally bottled.
This Ocean Aged at Sea Bourbon yields a welcoming aroma of caramel, vanilla, sweet red apples, cinnamon, burnt wood, and faint briny notes on the nose. It has paved the way for a full-bodied, and mouth-watering palate of brown sugar, butterscotch, dried fruits, more caramel and vanilla, dark chocolate, and salty sea air. It has to culminate in a toasty and bittersweet finish of cocoa beans, vanilla, and baking spices. It has bottled at 45% alcohol by volume.
Fascinating and flavorful, Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea Voyage 19 Bourbon is a worthwhile addition to any shelf, making it an excellent gift for friends and loved ones. So don't hesitate to send a bottle their way while you still can and let them appreciate the exquisite taste of this one-of-a-kind bourbon courtesy of the world's vast oceans. Enjoy!