We’re pleased to announce our Whiskey of the Month for the Big Jones Bourbon Society, Jefferson’s Small Batch Bourbon. Jefferson’s is made by Heaven Hill Distillery in very small batches of eight to twelve barrels each. The mash bill is 60% corn, 30% rye, and 10% malted barley, making it a medium-bodied whiskey with good spice and beautiful fruit notes. It’s aged in a metal clad warehouse in the heart of Kentucky, exposing it to four seasons of temperature and humidity changes leading to expansion and contraction of the barrels so that the whiskey can go deep into the barrels to extract aromatics and tannins, leading to a more complex bourbon. The nose on this bourbon shows elegant stone fruits, vanilla, and soft spice box notes, a lovely prelude to a wonderfully complex mouthfeel both soft and with a bit of heat and spice. Across the palate flavors of orange peel, blackberries, honey, cinnamon, and tobacco lead to a soft and pretty finish of vanilla, oak, and tea. At 82.3 proof Jefferson’s is easy to drink and as elegant as we could ever hope bourbon to be.
It’s free to join the Big Jones Bourbon Society, just ask your server or bartender to sign up on your next visit. You’ll receive a passport to forty of our more than sixty whiskeys. On each visit, members are welcome to one complimentary pour of the Whiskey of the Month (WOM) which will usually (but not always) be a straight Kentucky bourbon whiskey. Big Jones Bourbon Society members will also receive invitations to members-only events such as whiskey tastings and whiskey socials.
Of course you’re welcome to enjoy any whiskey on our list at any time. We’ll mark off your passport as you taste each of the forty whiskeys, and once you’ve tasted them all, you will earn the distinction of Master Taster, and win tickets for two to a one-of-a-kind all-out whiskey dinner. As the ranks of Master Tasters grows, we will host a series of dinners for Master Tasters.