Jefferson’s bourbon brings rye whiskey to UK

jeffersons straight rye 10A rich spicy 10-year-old rye whiskey has been brought to the UK to complement the range of premium bourbons from Jefferson’s.

Jefferson’s 10-year-old Straight Rye Whiskey is distilled from 100% north American rye and aged in barrels charred at number 3 level, making it rich and very smooth as well as spicy.

Bottled at 47% ABV, it is well suited to mixing in premium cocktails, such as a classic Sazerac or Manhattan, as well as sipping neat.

Available from Coe Vintners, it has been introduced to the UK through distributor and brand agency Love Drinks which handles the distillery’s core portfolio of Jefferson’s Bourbon, Jefferson’s Reserve bourbon and Jefferson’s Presidential Select bourbon.

Kirsty Loveday, founder of Love Drinks, said: “The Jefferson’s Presidential Selection, which includes Jefferson’s, Jefferson’s Reserve and Jefferson’s Presidential Select, has already proved popular with bartenders and customers alike.

“The new rye not only adds diversity to the core range but gives our customers a premium option for their traditional rye whiskey serves.”

Jefferson’s Straight Rye Whiskey features a full body with classic caramel and vanilla flavours and a mid-palate spiciness that is slightly tempered by notes of dark chocolate.

It was “highly recommended” by F Paul Pacult in The Spirit Journal and won a gold medal from the Beverage Tasting Institute in Chicago this year.

Jefferson’s Presidential Selection is a collection of “ridiculously small batch” straight whiskeys produced by marrying a selection of barrels of various ages. Founded over 15 years ago by Trey Zoeller and his father Chet, a well-known bourbon historian, Jefferson’s bourbon pays homage to US president and founding father Thomas Jefferson.

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