Jefferson's Presidential Select 21 Year Rye
Added on Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 at 09:31 PM
  Age: 21 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 45.20 % Region:
  Price: $140 Availability: Better Stores
batch no. 2  |  bottle no. 0460  |  straight rye whiskey
Member Ratings and Notes

n: nice dense honey and kettle corn, fried dill pickles, quite floral (like a nice potpourri), sun-dried cotton sheets. This is a very full and fragrant nose of wood char, dried cloves, and hint of evergreen deep in there. I sniffed this for a long while!


t: rye spice, dry cinnamon, and anise in the initial. But the taste is different, it doesn't have the sweetness I expected from the nose. Middle is walnuts, white pepper, and a faint bit of chewy caramel. Dry and surprisingly bitter in the finish with evergreen sap and toasted wood.


The nose was the best aspect of this.   [B/B-] 


N: Popcorn butter, wet wood, clove, vanilla and pickle juice.

P: Sweet yet sour. The oak shows nicely and works well with waxy bitter notes that linger from mid palate to finish.  Sweet finish with whiffs of distant smoke. 
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