Jefferson's Presidential Select 18 (K&L)
Added on Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 08:27 PM
  Bottler: McLain & Kyne
  Age: 18 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1991 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 47.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $90 Availability: Specialty Stores

K&L exclusive bottling consisting of 2 casks. But it's unclear (apparently even to K&L) whether those casks were vatted together, or bottled individually.  The bottles themselves state no batch or barrel numbers.


Originally intended to be a 17-year-old, by the time all the paperwork had cleared and the bottling process was begun, the whiskey qualified as an 18-year.


Distilled at Stitzel-Weller. 

Member Ratings and Notes

Identical in color to the standard 17-year, this has a delicious candy-bourbon nose. On the palate it's tasty stuff, somewhat honey-nutty and quite caramel-y, slightly richer than the 17 year, and though it's a little older I think it's a tad sweeter. Overall there's very little difference from the 17-year, but I'd prefer this one, and it's cheaper too. Plus I get to feel good supporting K&L's new habit of purchasing their own casks -- which, of course, must be made to continue!  B/B+


(Note that comparison was to 17-year Batch No. 4) 

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