Jefferson’s Bourbon has announced the launch of Jefferson’s Rye Cognac Cask Finish.
Debuting in March, 2021, this marks only the second rye in the brand’s history, the first of which was released in 2008.
Jefferson’s Rye Cognac Cask Finish contains double-barreled straight rye whiskey, fully matured prior to finishing in Cognac casks for at least nine months in Kentucky.
Jefferson’s Bourbon Founder Trey Zoeller worked with Cognac casks to bevel the rye’s edges, round out the flavor profile and add dimension, the company says. This imparted complexities intrinsic to Cognac while maintaining a rye backbone, resulting in a spirit with spice up front, notes of orange, peach and honey.
“I wanted to look at rye through a new lens and elevate it past the supporting role it’s commonly associated with,” says Zoeller. “The spirit’s spice and character have historically made it an ideal base for cocktails, but Jefferson’s Rye Cognac Cask Finish is just as well suited for sipping.”
Jefferson’s Rye Cognac Cask Finish (ABV: 47%) is available at venues and retail locations both in-store and online via Drizly (AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, ID, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MN, MO, NE, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, RI, TX, TN, VA, WA, WY) and via ReserveBar (AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, ID, IN, LA, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, RI, SC, VA, WA, WV, WY).
The suggested retail price is $69.99 per 750-ml. bottle.