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    Would Like Opinions About Jefferson's Presidential Select 18Yr

    I would like opinions about a bottle of Jefferson's Presidential Select 18Yr that I bought recently. It's the one with the stickers on it stated that it was aged in Stitzel-Weller barrels, etc... and the owner of the store where I purchased it said the following: "It's the closet thing to PVW that you'll find..."
    1. What does everyone think about this statement?
    2. Knowing how PVW has appreciated in price, should I go ahead and open this bottle and joust enjoy it? Or should I put it on a shelf and wait till the demand is greater for it, and I can sell it for much more than I purchased it for?

    Thanks in advance for any/all opinions

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    Re: Would Like Opiniona About Jefferson's Presidential Select 18Yr

    There are at least 2 or 3 threads on this particular "brand." Search around and you will find them. Yes, it's S-W juice and you should drink it. It's not collectible in the same way that PVW is. It's all about brand name and JPS isn't one of those brands.

    I forgot to add I have some of the 17yr and it's very good.
    Last edited by smknjoe; 03-02-2013 at 15:27. Reason: Addition

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    Re: Would Like Opiniona About Jefferson's Presidential Select 18Yr

    I like it, and think you should drink the bottle you have. It is very drinkable, although I lack the expertise to give it a proper description. Doubt it will ever be a collectible like the PVW's, but who knows. I have several bottles, have consumed a couple so far, and ultimately plan to finish them all off. Try it, and bet you will like it!

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    Re: Would Like Opiniona About Jefferson's Presidential Select 18Yr

    There is quite a bit of variance from batch to batch,don't buy into the whole collectible line on such a product.Drink what you buy and if you like it go buy more!There is quite a bit of information on the JPS 18yr on loads of other threads that may even lead you to which batches are preferred to others,I have always enjoyed the earlier batches in the teens FWIW.
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    Would Like Opiniona About Jefferson's Presidential Select 18Yr

    Whiskey is for drinking, enjoy it!
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    Re: Would Like Opiniona About Jefferson's Presidential Select 18Yr

    Quote Originally Posted by Borchard View Post
    I would like opinions about a bottle of Jefferson's Presidential Select 18Yr that I bought recently.....

    ......Knowing how PVW has appreciated in price, should I go ahead and open this bottle and joust enjoy it? Or should I put it on a shelf and wait till the demand is greater for it, and I can sell it for much more than I purchased it for?
    Seriously? I would flip it now, I suggest eBay.
    Last edited by LostBottle; 03-02-2013 at 15:57.

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    Re: Would Like Opiniona About Jefferson's Presidential Select 18Yr

    I was going for a more subtle approach,but that works too!
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    Re: Would Like Opiniona About Jefferson's Presidential Select 18Yr

    Why not open it .. drink it .. and then decide if you need to go back and get more. One thing's for sure .. when it's gone .. it's gone. My observation is that you'll find this board is full of folks who like to drink bourbon. Hard to do that if you don't open it. Enjoy!
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    Re: Would Like Opiniona About Jefferson's Presidential Select 18Yr

    Felt like I had to chim in. I live in Idaho now (total State control liquer sales) and we get all the good bourbons..................any way my brother who lives in St Louis was able to secure a fairly decent supply of the JPR 18 SW juice for me. Its "fine bourbon". I would put it next to any PVW for quality and taste. SMKNJOE is right. It doesnt have the same brand recognition that the PVWs have. If your bent on selling it, wait 30-40 years and yeah, you'll get a pretty penny for it as it will likley be the last SW juice on the marble, cause I'm drinking mine. But like my Ma'ma says "bourbon is for drinking". Enjoy it in your own time and remeber the code.

    Only share with those that dont consider Jack or Crown bourbon, cause they're not.
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    Re: Would Like Opiniona About Jefferson's Presidential Select 18Yr

    Generally, hoarding to sell for profit later, is not a popular notion here. We buy to drink, enjoy , share.
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