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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Jefferson's Presidential Select 18: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Jefferson's Presidential Select 18: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove
Jefferson's Presidential Select 18 Year Bourbon
Jefferson's Presidential Select 18 Year
The Fourth of July deserves a very American post.  So with that, the Jefferson's Presidential Select 18 year bourbon whiskey has taken the top spot on the Whisk(e)y Wednesday leader board away from the Talisker 10 year Scotch.  It should be no surprise.  The 17 year version won the Raise a Glass Whisk(e)ys of the World Tournament.  This is a fine bourbon.  The nose is sweet, as most bourbons are, and very well balanced.  It has a friendly and comforting aroma which leads right into its complex bouquet on the palate.  An oak twinge gives way to a dark honey sweetness on a bed of clovers.  Jeremy likens the whiskey to an elixir of the Gods and declares it to be "fanfuckingtastic."  I said it tasted like a bourbon supernova in the sky.  It finishes complex, yet amazingly balanced.  There are many moving parts that all work together.  Beauty in a bottle.  If you see it somewhere, BUY IT!       

Jefferson's Presidential Select 18 Year

91.25 Average Score


Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze presented by The Cove. Check out The Cove in Baton Rouge, LA to browse their selection of over 200 whiskeys (including bourbons) and 325+ Scotch whiskys. Whisk(e)y Wednesday is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 10 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.