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Jefferson's Reserve Old Rum Cask, 45.1%

Price: $80 Issue: Summer 2016 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

What happens when 8 year old bourbon rests in a bourbon barrel-turned-rum barrel for 14 months? This is it. Muted caramel, vanilla, and spice meet salt, dried fruit, and almond extract, with a short cereal grain finish. An open mind will find this interesting. But for the traditionalist, this isn't bourbon. I applaud the rum cask use, but this barrel appears not to be the perfect marriage for my glass.