Jefferson's Rye Cognac Cask Finish

Rye — USA

Tasted April 4, 2021
4.75 out of 5 stars
Lucky enough to find this at a random stop at our local store. Picked up immediately despite some hit and miss with other Jefferson lines. Nose: a light nose... Maybe pit fruits? Apricot and vanilla. Sweet and approachable. Taste: the cognac makes an impact. Gives it a nuttiness reminiscent of a chestnut cask. I still get the apricot vibe, with just a hint of that chocolate others are picking up. Beautiful mouthcoat and a full rich creamy profile more typical to a bourbon than a rye. Finish: slight tingle on the tongue. Medium finish that lingers, but no burn. Impressions: Wow. I like this a lot. I think the balance of flavors are spot on. The rye spice is there (which I prefer), but it's not the only note. It sips like a high end whiskey to me, and for $60 is a welcome bottle. I would buy it again without hesitation if I found it.