Founder(s): Trey Zoeller
Inception Date: 1997
Age: 8-12 Years
Region of Origin: Crestwood, Kentucky
Founded in 1997, Jefferson’s is the brainchild of Trey Zoeller and his father Chet, a famed bourbon historian. They were continuing a family whiskey tradition that goes back to Trey’s 8th generation grandmother who was arrested in 1799 for the “production and sales of spirituous liquors.” His curious and experimental mindset has allowed him to push the boundaries of bourbon whiskey. Upholding tradition, yet always discovering new possibilities.
Wonderful balance of spice and sweet corn. Medium bodied, very smooth with no notice of ethanol burn.
Bourbon is a type of American whiskey, a barrel-aged distilled liquor made primarily from corn and often rounded out with malted barley and rye (though some brands utilize wheat). The name “bourbon” was not applied until the 1850s, and did not become widespread until the 1870s. Bourbon must be made within the United States, be composed of at least 51% corn, and aged in new charred oak barrels.