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    Jefferson's Reserve vs Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 Year

    Anyone have both? How do they compare?
    The 18 is being replaced with a 21 year old, which most likey will be out of my $$$. But the 18 I had was wonderful.

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    Jefferson's Reserve vs Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 Year

    They are not similar in age, price, or mashbill. Your opinion of the extra aged wheater unfortunately tells you nothing about what you would think of the standard Jefferson's Reserve.
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    Re: Jefferson's Reserve vs Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 Year

    When the Reserve was a 15yr. bourbon it was quite a nice whiskey,now with lack of an age statement and a non wheated mash bill it's a pass.The Reserve I had was only a former shadow of what it once was,$20 whiskey in a $50 bottle pretty much sums it up.
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    Re: Jefferson's Reserve vs Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 Year

    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post
    When the Reserve was a 15yr. bourbon it was quite a nice whiskey,now with lack of an age statement and a non wheated mash bill it's a pass.The Reserve I had was only a former shadow of what it once was,$20 whiskey in a $50 bottle pretty much sums it up.
    Around Atlanta it has drifted down to around $40, maybe less. But as a NAS bourbon from an unidentified source that is a blend of different bourbons that can change as sourced stocks run out (it claims to include bourbon up to 20 years old (the Jeff Presidential Select 17/18/20+ barrels that aren't able to stand on their own perhaps, making it a "four grain" bourbon? Who knows!) it is hard to buy this one regularly even at $40 even though I have generally liked it the few times I tried it.

    The regular Jefferson bourbon is getting down around $20 locally and is not bad at that price (although not great either and only 82.3 proof).

    But I would still prefer to know more about it to buy it regularly. Don't absolutely have to tell me where it is from but it would be nice to at least provide some details on what it is. Doesn't seem likely that is going to happen any time soon though.
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    Re: Jefferson's Reserve vs Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 Year

    I'm thinking of giving it another shot as Hi Time now has it for $29.99

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    Re: Jefferson's Reserve vs Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 Year

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonGuy View Post
    Anyone have both? How do they compare?
    The 18 is being replaced with a 21 year old, which most likey will be out of my $$$. But the 18 I had was wonderful.
    Haven't had the 18 yr. but the 15 yr. was my go-to premium bourbon for many years. You might get lucky and still find a few 15 yr. out there.

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    Re: Jefferson's Reserve vs Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 Year

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    Haven't had the 18 yr. but the 15 yr. was my go-to premium bourbon for many years. You might get lucky and still find a few 15 yr. out there.

    Joe, If you find any 15s (specifically the glass top) please let me know!
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    Re: Jefferson's Reserve vs Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 Year

    Quote Originally Posted by savagehenry View Post
    I'm thinking of giving it another shot as Hi Time now has it for $29.99
    That must be the 82 proofer, no? $29.99 is around the going rate for that bottle around me. The Reserve is closer to $50. Despite the strikes against the 82 proofer, it is generally a pleasing dram, and quite popular amongst some of my friends.

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    Re: Jefferson's Reserve vs Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 Year

    Quote Originally Posted by WsmataU View Post
    Joe, If you find any 15s (specifically the glass top) please let me know!
    No problem. I'll keep a lookout.

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    Jefferson's Reserve vs Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 Year

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrey r View Post
    That must be the 82 proofer, no? $29.99 is around the going rate for that bottle around me. The Reserve is closer to $50. Despite the strikes against the 82 proofer, it is generally a pleasing dram, and quite popular amongst some of my friends.
    It's 90.2 I believe. They dropped the price recently, don't recall previous price but probably $45.

 

 

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