Jefferson's Reserve Twin Oak "Custom Barrel" Straight Bourbon Whiskey
This is a new release from Jefferson's Reserve, a "double barrel" bottling made in collaboration with the Independent Stave Company, a family-owned cooperage based in Lebanon, Missouri. The barrels produced were made from grooved staves intended to increase the surface area inside the barrel. The barrels were toasted for a period of time before flash charring. Jefferson's took 10 year-old Kentucky straight bourbon and finished it in these custom barrels for a total four months. Bottled at 45.1% ABV, the resulting whiskey is smooth, well balanced, with real weight to it.
“We are really excited to collaborate with Independent Stave Company for this innovative new bourbon,” Trey Zoeller said in an interview. "By increasing the surface area of the barrel, we’ve been able to impart so much more of the barrel’s flavor into our whisky, creating a unique taste unlike many of our previous Jefferson’s products.”
This is a limited run whiskey, but if you like it, I bet they will make more!