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

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    Before I plopped down $120 I better know a hell of a lot more about this whiskey or had a try of it. I don't care if they said it came out of king Tut's tomb.
    Agreed. I'm looking at delicious offerings in line for purchase at the $80-$90 level - bunkerable. The JPS18 is one as is the 2012 FRSMLE. $120 and others higher than that will just have to be ready pickin's for the wealthy 1%!
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    Re: Would Like Opinions About Jefferson's Presidential Select 18Yr

    Getting back on topic I think after 7 pages the opening post has been answered.

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

    This is now becoming one of my all-time favorite bourbons
    Well, how can it not be McCormick's, the $7 well bourbon of the finest dive bars? Tastes like kerosene and sadness.

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

    I guess it's just that some things grow on you. The JPS 18 STILL has that woody taste that was a little off-putting when i first tried it, but now I actually see it as a defining characteristic that I am starting to enjoy, and that i DON'T taste in other bourbons.
    Well, how can it not be McCormick's, the $7 well bourbon of the finest dive bars? Tastes like kerosene and sadness.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    Who says that the 17 and 18 were blended (other than one person that got his info second hand?) Jefferson's has been a strickly ryed bourbon brand anyway except for the 17 and 18 yr. So, I would assume all of their bourbons were ryed unless stated otherwise.
    Joe, this is news to me. I was under the impression that Jefferson's has generally used primarily wheated bourbon for their bottlings. In fact that is the reason I actively seek out older dusty Jefferson's Reserve with the 15 yr age statement. It was one of my first "premium" bourbons...and I don't really care for rye. I can pick it up pretty quickly and avoid high rye content boubons (I blame a bad experience with Wild Turkey in my younger days....but that is a different story).
    Bourbon is sunshine held together by water....

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

    Not wishing to trash anyone's efforts; and always mindful of the reputation (hard-won; easily lost) I have to say the one and only bottle of JeffPresSelect I ever risked alot of money on was a huge disappointment to me personally. I can't say if many or few others would've been so un-moved; but I sure was. Veeeeery red color, overarching scent of rancid walnuts, the only flavor was also rancid; I guess kinda walnutty, too. I can't recall if it was 17 or 18 year old juice; but at $90 it wasn't even a good mixer. Again, I hate to be so negative in a public forum; and I will say; to their credit, the Jefferson folks offered to replace the bottle (however, not worth doing, as I bought it 960 miles from home).

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

    No harm in stating your experience Rich, you're not the only member here who has found Jefferson not worth the price.

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

    It may have just been a bad bottle or maybe you just don't like that particular bourbon. Sounds more like it was a bad bottle. When I first opened my bottle of JPS18 I didn't particularly like it. As I have said above it had a very woody taste that I didn't initially like. The morei drank it though, the better it got. Don't know why.
    i have a friend who really likes $c0tch, and one of his favorites is Laphroag. I absolutely despise it! It smells like iodine, and tastes like dirt. But he loves it
    Well, how can it not be McCormick's, the $7 well bourbon of the finest dive bars? Tastes like kerosene and sadness.

 

 

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