Jefferson’s Reserve Old Rum Cask Finish Bourbon Review

I review the Jefferson’s Reserve Old Rum Cask Bourbon. It was a collaborative idea between Trey Zoeller and Malcolm Gosling. To bring it to fruition, Trey sourced 8 year old Kentucky bourbon and finished it for 15 months in Malcolm’s Gosling’s Family Reserve rum barrels (a 15 to 16 year old rum). From there it was bottled at 90.2 proof and sells on store shelves between $80-$100.

As of 5-2017, my current bottle count stands at over 2,400 bottles. I am a Certified Specialist of Spirits and have also been certified by the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT). I’ve been actively collecting for the last two decades and what started as a small basic home bar has transformed (with the help and understanding of my wonderful wife) into what I think is a pretty nice collection. Thank you for watching and sharing in my passion.


edison says:

Liquor Hound, you’re a legend… much love from BBS.

Welsh Toro says:

I’m really glad you reviewed something that you thought interesting. That does sound interesting and worth trying. I’m actually sipping on some Balcones Single Malt Cask Strength (64.2%) Rum Finished right now. Balcones but not as we know it. Amazing what’s going on with these barrels right now. Cheers. Welsh Toro

Robert Breeden says:

Good review! Cheers

Badseed says:

Great review,  Have you got the Glengoyne 25 yr – any plans to review?

Jason Debly says:

By the way, Gosling’s Family Reserve Old rum is excellent on its own too!

Ariel Pérez says:

I just met you man and im delighted with your channel and videos. Keep it up! Ill be coming for more!

Tash Dhonss7 says:

Hello Chris, what is your opinion on Jefferson’s Groth? Thanks

Matthew Pillsbury says:

Great Job!!!! We don’t have that bottle here in NC yet. Have you tried the other new releases from JR?

Tom R says:

Gotta love friends like Sam. Cheers to Sam!

Dallas Bagley says:

Currently have the regular reserve in my mini bar right now. Very good stuff, would ;pve to try this, as well as the Cabernet cask one.

hillbillywine101 says:

I’m excited that bourbons are taking a page out of scotch whiskeys book. The castings are adding a lot of fun, flavor, and complexity.

Chuy Fernandez says:

Thks For Posting , Great Review …

Freddie Slaughter says:

I wish you would rate whisky on a 100 point scale, to give us viewers a point of reference. I love your no nonsense reviews, so many out there are kind of silly.

Edward King says:

please post more often!

mark adams says:

Question: Can it still be called a bourbon if the entirety of the aging isn’t done in new oak barrels? Thanks for the review.

Evan Fetter says:

I have come to appreciate your expertise greatly. Keep it up!

Chris Burrow says:

Would love to have a dram with you one day. You’ve really inspired me with my modest collection!

Awaken says:

Appreciate the info that you share… Some questions, if you don’t mind answering. What aged rum do you recommend under 50 or 40. Also, any from Puerto Rico that you recommend. I know of Zacapa from Guatemala but any others you recommend.

One more question, how did you get into collecting or tasting… Family business or?

I noticed you have the Louis the XIII very rare bottle. Just interested in knowing.

VaryingViewpoint says:

Great review!

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