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    Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Reserve in Austin

    Master Distiller Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Reserve will be at Twin Liqours at Hancock Center in Austin on Wednesday June 8th.

    Here is the info. I plan on attending.

    http://www.twinliquors.com/event/evening-trey-zoeller

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    Re: Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Reserve in Austin

    Quote Originally Posted by gburger View Post
    Master Distiller Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Reserve will be at Twin Liqours at Hancock Center in Austin on Wednesday June 8th.

    Here is the info. I plan on attending.

    http://www.twinliquors.com/event/evening-trey-zoeller

    I'll see you there. I believe he's there kicking off the JPS 18 and the private bottling that Twin's bought of JPS 17.

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    Re: Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Reserve in Austin

    Apparently the title of 'master distiller' has a pretty loose definition these days.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Reserve in Austin

    While I think a master distiller really aught to, you know, have something to do with distillation, barrel selection is also a big part of the master distiller's job. I had some of the regular Jefferson's recently and I think, based strictly on the taste, that he is mixing several different bourbons together.

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    Re: Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Reserve in Austin

    Ian, I think you are right. David from Twin said they were buying some of that.
    And OX I wonder how you can be called a master distiller when you don't have a distillery?
    I guess you can be one......

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    Re: Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Reserve in Austin

    Trey Zoeller was a good guy and he was very in depth when speaking about his business practices and his bottlings. If anyone has questions about the line of Jefferson's or the JPS, I would be happy to clear it up.

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    Re: Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Reserve in Austin

    Ian,
    Thanks again for getting me a bottle of Pappy 15.
    It was a nice event tonight with Trey. The Jefferson's 17 was flavorful, looking forward to seeing how one more year in the barrel tastes when the 18 comes out in a couple of weeks.

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    Re: Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Reserve in Austin

    Quote Originally Posted by gburger View Post
    Ian,
    Thanks again for getting me a bottle of Pappy 15.
    It was a nice event tonight with Trey. The Jefferson's 17 was flavorful, looking forward to seeing how one more year in the barrel tastes when the 18 comes out in a couple of weeks.
    Np, Gregg. Anytime that I can help a fellow SB'er out, I will. Enjoy that bottle and savor every sip.

    Did you get the JPS batch 3?

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    Re: Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Reserve in Austin

    Did he talk at all about accessing whiskey? I have a feeling, based on taste, that their current Jefferson's product is a blend of straight bourbons. That's kosher and still "straight bourbon" under the rules, and it's a tribute to him that he's been able to make such good use of the whiskey available to him.

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    Re: Trey Zoeller of Jefferson's Reserve in Austin

    John Hansell posted a bit about this..

    "here has also been an improvement in the formula to Jefferson’s Bourbon. On the outside (as you see in this picture) everything looks the same, but one sip will tell you that it’s more mature than previous standard Jefferson’s release. I’m told by the brand manager that there’s some whiskey in there in the high teens."

    Leads me to believe the are definitely blending different bourbons.

    http://www.whatdoesjohnknow.com/2011.../new-whiskies/
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