The bigger, higher proof brother to the standard (and also excellent Jefferson’s), Jefferson’s Reserve is a well-aged, medium bodied bourbon. The previous edition was labelled as a 15 year old, also note the spelling whisky without the ’E’…
Nose: Gentle, dried fruits, hay, warming, hints of spice, cream, vanilla. Lovely sweetness.
Palate: Very summery, light and supple bourbon which offers good, clean delivery, pleasant sweetness, hints of cigar leaf, pepper and toffee.
Finish: Long finish, with good oak integration, a little sweetness and dry spice lingers.