Jefferson’s Reserve Groth Reserve Cask Finish Bourbon Whiskey
Jefferson’s were able to acquire barrels from Groth Winery in Napa Valley, California and had the barrels sent to Kentucky, where they were filled with fully matured Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. They then put the barrels in a “hot box” (a steel container that reaches up to 120 degrees inside during the summer) to sweat the wine out of the wood. In the beginning they noted that it tasted like a glass of Cabernet followed by a shot of bourbon. Over time, the bourbon took on unique characteristics from the Groth barrel which married together in a supremely balanced spirit. Today, the Groth Cask Finish bursts with luscious dark berry flavors, such as black cherry and blackberry, evident from the red hue that the bourbon has adopted.