Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea Bourbon Whiskey


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Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Bourbon Whiskey

Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Bourbon Whiskey

Nautically themed spirits are nothing new but bourbon that is aged out at sea; now you have our attention. Bourbon whisky maker, Jefferson’s uses the unorthodox method of letting their spirits mature while in oak barrels aboard a research vessel that is out to sea.

As the story goes, the idea for this maturing method was born when Jefferson’s founder, Trey Zoeller spent an afternoon at sea drinking bourbon. He watched as the bourbon in his glass swirled fro side-to-side with the rocking of the boat. Thinking that the motion would have a positive affect on barreled whiskey, he loaded the research vessel, Ocearch and let time go to work.

Zoeller was thrilled to discover that his hunch was correct. After 5 months at sea, the bourbon had absorbed salt air and humidity providing a unique flavor. The motion, according to Zoeller, made the bourbon a bit thicker. Besides a hint of salt, the bourbon boasts notes of brown sugar, caramel, and vanilla.

Today Jefferson’s Aged At Sea retails for $80 with a list of retailers available at It hasn’t been proven if keeping a bottle aboard your boat will enhance its flavor after bottled, but maybe your dad is willing to test it out, all in the name of science!