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Jefferson's Presidential Select 16 Year Old Twin Oak Bourbon
Bourbon /47% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
- Years Aged
The bourbon, which started as a straight Kentucky Bourbon whiskey, was first fully matured for 10 years in the traditional style of aging in new charred American Oak barrels. From there, the Bourbon was dumped from the original barrels and transferred to brand new charred oak barrels and aged an additional 6 years. The result of being aged in new charred oak twice during the maturation caused the Bourbon retain the bright notes found in a classic Bourbon but also adds a depth of flavor and complexity that can be gained only through long years of extra aging in new barrels.View all products by Jefferson'sCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
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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.