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Jefferson's Presidential Select 21 Year Old Straight Bourbon?

dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,008
Has anyone tried Jefferson's Presidential Select yet?  Your thoughts?

Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

Waunakee, WI

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  • oh god- it's awesome. It's my favorite by far. I love pappy too but you can't get it down here. If you like bourbon, it is a treat that is not to be missed.



  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,008
    Red Dog Wine and Spirits in Franklin, TN has it in stock so I stopped by on my way home from work tonight.  They have an open bottle and I was able to taste test.  Amazing taste!  What a treat.  I wish I had the presidential 18 year old to compare.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • I have some......

  • berndcrispberndcrisp Posts: 775
    Jefferson's 21 bourbon is luscious, though T. Jefferson's should be 221 or so years old. 
    Imagine that.

    Hood Stars, Wrist Crowns and Obsession Dobs!


  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,100
    Hard to beat Woodford Reserve.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • 4Runner said:
    Hard to beat Woodford Reserve.
    </blockq i love Woodford and drink it more than anything else but the Jefferson's presidential 18 and 21 are a whole different world (and price point-they are $75-$90) . its not even close if you hd them side by side.

  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 5,019
    Sounds like I have something to look for!!  I am enjoying a Woodford Double Oak as we speak

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • Sounds like I have something to look for!!  I am enjoying a Woodford Double Oak as we speak

    They are lovely.

  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 5,019
    We had dinner at new bar and grill tonight that serves upper end food kinda like you would see on DDD and they had a bourbon called Applewood Smoked Woodford which was outstanding. After talking with the waitress she told me that they infuse their own smoke into regular Woodford Reserve. Hummm!!!  Looks like I will be buying an infuser shortly!! 

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,913
    Never dropped the change on the Jefferson's but enjoy the Van Winkle's 15 and 12 year old-that said, Woodford's Double Oaked (@Mattman3969) is my new friend. I like it more than the above two Van Winkles.  But what do I know-bourbon and how do you cook...many ways to enjoy the end product. Time for some bourbon!
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,209
    I have had the regular Jefferson and it was good. I like the regular and double oak Woodford better however.
  • hapster said:
    I have had the regular Jefferson and it was good. I like the regular and double oak Woodford better however.

    regular jefferson's is swill. the presidential is crazy good

  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 12,712
    edited April 2013
    nm. bourbon talking. carry on

  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,209


    hapster said:

    I have had the regular Jefferson and it was good. I like the regular and double oak Woodford better however.




    regular jefferson's is swill. the presidential is crazy good

    :))

    Not on the same level as the 21, but way better than anything from the bottom shelf in a plastic bottle ;)
  • hapster said:
    hapster said:
    I have had the regular Jefferson and it was good. I like the regular and double oak Woodford better however.

    i try to steer clear of bourbon in plastic but good point. regular jefferson's is swill. the presidential is crazy good
    :)) Not on the same level as the 21, but way better than anything from the bottom shelf in a plastic bottle ;)


  • We had dinner at new bar and grill tonight that serves upper end food kinda like you would see on DDD and they had a bourbon called Applewood Smoked Woodford which was outstanding. After talking with the waitress she told me that they infuse their own smoke into regular Woodford Reserve. Hummm!!!  Looks like I will be buying an infuser shortly!! 
    that sounds really cool. trying to figure out the process there. smoky bourbon and bbq sound lovely together.

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,913

    @Mattman3969-your mission, should you choose to accept it is to get them to give you the keys to the kingdom aka the "process".  I will gladly invest in the bourbon and time given a reasonable point of departure.  In advance, thanks for such a valuable contribution to this bourbon forum

    :)>-
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 5,019
    Ok- mission excepted and completed. They use an infuser gun much like this http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/smoking-gun/?pkey=e|Smoke+infuser|92|best|0|1|24||1&amp;cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_- The way the owner described it to me is that they have a cork with a hole in so the tube off the smoke gun can slide into the bottle and be sealed to hold the smoke in. They run the gun about 2 hrs per bottle and then cork up tight and let set for 1 1/2 - 2 weeks and then serve. From what I have read online the choice smoke for cocktails is either cherry or apple and I can tell you first hand that apple rocks in Woodford. I can also tell when they rush the "cure" time, it's not bad but definitely powerful.

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,209
    Sounds like something to try if one gets the chance... Thanks for the info
  • Ok- mission excepted and completed. They use an infuser gun much like this http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/smoking-gun/?pkey=e|Smoke+infuser|92|best|0|1|24||1&amp;cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_- The way the owner described it to me is that they have a cork with a hole in so the tube off the smoke gun can slide into the bottle and be sealed to hold the smoke in. They run the gun about 2 hrs per bottle and then cork up tight and let set for 1 1/2 - 2 weeks and then serve. From what I have read online the choice smoke for cocktails is either cherry or apple and I can tell you first hand that apple rocks in Woodford. I can also tell when they rush the "cure" time, it's not bad but definitely powerful.
    awesome! very cool. This is on the list



  • gabrieggergabriegger Posts: 469
    Unfortunately not available in Ontario. Did find our legal provider LCBO has 3 bucks off 4 Roses and Knob Creek. Didn't know what to do so I bought both! Heads I'm heading into the Creek. Tails it's Roses!

    the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,913
    @Mattman3969-Nicely done.  Thanks for that description.  Game on here.  Just hope I don't ruin a good bottle trying to make it better...results to follow in a few weeks!
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 5,019
    I actually think I am gonna try it on a cheaper bottle first. Prolly something like Jack or something.

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
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