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    Jefferson Reserve

    Is McLain & Kyne an actual distillery or is this a legal fiction?? Don't get me wrong, I love JR but I get easily confused by labels within labels.....

    Also, does anyone know what happened when 15 year old went to Very Old???? I never saw this in Ohio until it became Very Old so I was never able to taste the 15yo.

    Cheers,

    Ken

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    Re: Jefferson Reserve

    Their web page states: Located in the heart of Bardstown, Ky. The Bourbon Capital of the World...It has a picture of a distillery at the header.

    You can travel all over Bardstown looking for the McLain and Kyne Distillery, there is no "actual" operational (distillery) building.

    Tax records will show who "actually produces" bourbon in our state...Each distillery has a DSP#...Stored bourbon (barrels) has to be accounted for and taxes paid...Federal law. I have seen this list from time to time...Last time being, when Jim Beam had issue with paying taxes on stored bourbon. I noted who was on the list and who is not on the list.

    Bettye Jo

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    Re: Jefferson Reserve

    You can travel all over Bardstown looking for the McLain and Kyne Distillery, there is no "actual" operational (distillery) building.
    So Bettye Jo, reading between your lines, sounds like a legal entity.... (I did see they listed Bardstown, so I thought it might be HH........ But no???) This is interesting. Maybe someone else here can shed additional information....

    Cheers,

    Ken

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    Re: Jefferson Reserve

    Also, does anyone know what happened when 15 year old went to Very Old???? I never saw this in Ohio until it became Very Old so I was never able to taste the 15yo.


    The Very Old (new stuff) is 12 - 17 years old. It replaced the 15 year old. Some on this forum think the new stuff is better than the 15. I and my bourbon tasting friends do not. The 15 year old was very good and sadly missed.
    Joe

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    Re: Jefferson Reserve

    Agreed. While the 15yo JR was slightly over priced IMHO, the new VOJR doesn't come close in nose or in flavor. The VOJR is very hot and spicy on my palate. Some days I want that, but I can get there for a lot less money.

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    Re: Jefferson Reserve

    The 15 year old was very good and sadly missed.
    Joe
    Pity it came and went without visiting Ohio.... Many things do.

    Cheers,

    Ken

 

 

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