Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea Bourbon
Bourbon /45% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea® is a one-of-a-kind bourbon that ages its barrels aboard ships that travel the world's seas. The constant motion of the sea churns the whiskey, increasing its interaction with the wood of the barrel. The exposure to extreme weather ranging from the coldest of coldest to the warmest of temperatures hyper-ages the liquid in ways no rickhouse could, delivering a caramelized and richer bourbon.View all products by Jefferson'sCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.