Louisville, KY – August 18, 2009 — McLain & Kyne distillers announce the release of Jefferson’s Presidential Select Bourbon, bottled during the last years of production of Louisville’s renowned Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Bottled at 94 proof, this ultra-rare, ultra-premium, 17-year-old bourbon is a limited offering complementing the existing line of Jefferson’s bourbons, Jefferson’s and Jefferson’s Reserve.
Produced by what many consider to be history’s finest bourbon distillery, Stitzel-Weller, Jefferson’s Presidential Select is a truly superlative offering. Trey Zoeller, founder of McLain & Kyne, comments: “The discovery of these rare Stitzel-Weller barrels is a coup for bourbon connoisseurs everywhere, who will undoubtedly discover in Jefferson’s Presidential Select a spirit that more than lives up to the fine reputation of its distillery.”
Tasting Notes: The nose is of big vanillas with full character, citrus, apple, subtle caramel and assorted nuts. The body is huge. English toffee, cinnamon, leather. Balanced and sultry. The finish is long and rounded. It is a “wheated” bourbon, meaning that wheat is used as a second grain (not rye), resulting in smooth flavors and graceful aging.