5 x 200ml bottles
Wood Exp. No.3: New 60 gallon American oak barrel with a low, deep impact toast profile
Wood Exp. No.4: New standard wkiskey barrel with medium char infused with heavily charred American oak cubes
Wood Exp. No.6: New standard wkiskey barrel with light medium char infused with lightly toasted American oak staves
Wood Exp. No.10: Custom 60 gallon French & American hybrid oak barrel with a low, deep impact toast profile
Wood Exp. No.12: Original Bourbon barrel with oak inserts that have been toasted over a long period of time to infuse the Bourbon
The inspiration behind Jefferson’s Wood Experiment Collection came from Trey spending time in a wine cooperage in Missouri. Wine cooperages are different than what you find in Kentucky as they have different treating processes, which focus more on toasting, slow cooking, and searing to bring different flavors to the forefront. It was at this point we asked, "How could we change up what the final flavors of the bourbon are after we mature it in typical bourbon barrels?” Trey started by putting 4 year old bourbon that had been aged in new charred white oak barrels, and finished it in 13 different environments/vessels. There were so many combinations to experiment with – new bourbon barrels, new wine barrels, wine barrel heads on a new bourbon barrel, insert oak staves that have been seared, or oak cubes that have been slow cooked, etc. Over a period of 32 months, we charted the characteristics of each experiment monthly and analyzed how the different treatments have affected the outcome of the final whiskey.
We decided to bottle them up in five 200 milliliter experiments so you can try five different experiments and see for yourself how these small changes make a vast difference.
- Producer's Note