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    Thoughts on Jeffersons Bourbon 82.3?

    Hey 'all..........What are your thoughts on Jefferson's?
    In PA it's Jeffersons Bourbon 82.3 Proof @ 29.99
    The reserve and select are special order.
    I like it, but the price is a killer, so I wait till it's on sale @ 5.00 off...One of my favs!
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    Re: Thoughts on Jeffersons Bourbon 82.3?

    I think the Jefferson's 82.3 is a solid bourbon. It's pluses are a nice reasonably thick viscosity and an almost silky texture. It brings some straightforward caramel, butterscotch, corn, vanilla, and toast aromas that are backed up in the mouth. But there's very little more than that to it. It lacks a lot of depth and complexity and I'd like to see the proof much higher. The finish falls off very rapidly, which for me is a real killer. Overall it's a very nice sipper that brings reasonable value.

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    Re: Thoughts on Jeffersons Bourbon 82.3?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmpyle View Post
    I think the Jefferson's 82.3 is a solid bourbon. It's pluses are a nice reasonably thick viscosity and an almost silky texture. It brings some straightforward caramel, butterscotch, corn, vanilla, and toast aromas that are backed up in the mouth. But there's very little more than that to it. It lacks a lot of depth and complexity and I'd like to see the proof much higher. The finish falls off very rapidly, which for me is a real killer. Overall it's a very nice sipper that brings reasonable value.
    What he said. I like the reserve better, but it's still too much for what it is.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jeffersons Bourbon 82.3?

    Thanks all.
    My wife got me a bottle on Saturday for our anniversary...delish!!!
    To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jeffersons Bourbon 82.3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lab Walker View Post
    Thanks all.
    My wife got me a bottle on Saturday for our anniversary...delish!!!
    congrats on the anniversary and for a wife that knows how to pick a great gift!

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    Re: Thoughts on Jeffersons Bourbon 82.3?

    Lab, I enjoyed the whisky but like similar ones on the shelf I do a quick calculation over how much I'm paying for the expression and how much additional for the fancy bottle that will be tossed once empty.

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    Re: Thoughts on Jeffersons Bourbon 82.3?

    It's pricey and I find it actually has a very nice wood/cedar component to it, but it's of course got little body.

    Knowing what I know now I would spend money on something else, but it wasn't a total waste to me.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jeffersons Bourbon 82.3?

    If it's the 15 year I am having some now at our work party. Very tasty. It was that or Knob Creek or WT 80p. The bartendress was pooring very healthy doses as well, as I was the only one drinking it. I don't think I would buy a bottle at the prices I've seen it for here, $40-50 a bottle.

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    Re: Thoughts on Jeffersons Bourbon 82.3?

    Thanks all...
    It was a good sip, but now gone!

    I'm on Buffalo Trace and just re-visted Elija Craig...
    reasonable prices!
    To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
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    Re: Thoughts on Jeffersons Bourbon 82.3?

    other than being a tad sweet, Jefferson small batch is one of my favorite bourbons. It's so smooth with dark carmel and a little smoke.

    Cheers, Swift
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