Whiskey Vault Ep: 109 Jefferson’s Ocean Bourbon Review/Tasting with Jefferson’s Reserve Cameo

An episode of The Whisk(e)y Vault hosted at Whisky Marketing School in Austin, TX.

Today we do a review/tasting of Jefferson’s Ocean bourbon whiskey from Jefferson’s Bourbon.


Mitcho says:

I’ll give the modern rogue credit I’m here because of them and I regret nothing! I’m now a raging whisky-holic now… Not sure who to blame… Brian brushwood or you 2 haha

Bryan Lushbough says:

You guys refer to “spice” and “black pepper”, but can distinguish a noticeable “alcohol” spiciness sometimes as well. I can’t tell the difference (not yet anyway, everything seems to have a spice at the end). Are there moments while drinking where a pepper or alcohol taste are generally more prominent? Will my tastesbuds eventually acclimate to the higher alcohol content so I can actually taste what’s underneath?

Chad Stewart says:

Just because I know it will piss Rex off you should explain the history behind THE glenlivet scotch vs glenlivet scotch

MehrdadDwarves says:

Damn. 144$ in DK. that is pricey. But i sure looks fancy 😀 Compared to 80$ in the US…. i hate taxes and custom charges in Denmark 😛
We have a sales tax at 25%, import tax on alcohol depending on the percentage, the retailer have to make a profit, and then there is regular taxes… damn we are tax heavy 😛

Btw. you can buy a small goat for about 40-50$ here. but they go al the way up to 400$+ depending on breed and size 😛

Mikkel F. Lerche says:

The same is done with a lot of “Schnaps” or “Akvavit” from Scandinavia. IE “Linje Akvavit” and “Ækvator Akvavit”.

Also first time viewer here, and I am hooked and pissed off my boots after 10 episodes.

FinalDragoon63 says:

I LOVED you on the Modern Rogue and it is actually how I got the blessing to discover you and this series.

Zelmel says:

Are you guys aware of any whisk(e)y infusion liquor (think gin vs vodka) that isn’t total garbage? All those honey whisk(e)y things are pretty awful, but I can’t help but think there’s some herb/spice/whatever that would be good infused into a good dram.

Jefferson's Bourbon Channel says:

Digging the flava flav nod to neckware. Love the video. Need your own TV show. Cheers!

Chris Boggess says:

So, stumbled on the channel from MR. I love the dynamic between the two of you. That being said, I’m in the industry and work at a bourbon distillery in KY. I’ve had a very tumultuous journey with whisky tasting and finding products I like. My wife a few years ago got me a bottle of Laphroaig quarter cask for Christmas, and when I saw the tasting you did, I couldn’t have agreed more with Rex! His analysis was exactly what I experienced with it! At first I HATED it! So I’ve just begun my journey into organoleptics at work and have been able to sample some damn fine whiskys. I have found the videos very informative and helpful and look forward to expanding my own collection and referencing your perspectives as I enjoy. I would also LOVE to be able to come down and visit and take classes in an effort to develop my career.

Justanotherparatrooper says:

Why did the girl smear peanut butter on the road? To go with the traffic jam.

Simple Diversion says:

Very good review! We were wanting to try this and do a review sometime in the following videos. Great job! You two seem to have a ton of fun

Nick Prewitt says:

Where do you guys go to get your hands on some of the harder to come by whiskeys? I would love to get my hands on a bottle of J.P. Wiser’s dissertation but wouldnt even begin to know where to look. Has your access to some of these more rare bottles come more from networking or just a little bit of luck?

Triton Freshwater Aquatics says:

Could you guys do a similar video for Jefferson’s Ocean Cask Strength?

Jeffery E Petrone says:

Have you considered perhaps doing another Jefferson’s?

Luis Wells says:

Wife out of town. [Stop] Trying numerous whiskies. [Stop] Daniel…you are absolutely correct. [Stop] No bad whiskies, just some better than others. [Stop].

Daniel Bileci says:

Another great episode. Nothing like watching these videos at work and craving a drink. I think I’m going to have to start stocking my office with a few choice bottles! I’ll be traveling to Canada this summer and was wondering if you could suggest some Canadian whisk(e)y. I’ve seen some good reviews on J.P. Wiser. Also, are there any duty-free “travel exclusive” whiskies that I should look out for? Thanks again!

Rafael Ortega says:

Hey guys, I’ve fortunate enough to gather a few bottles of whiskys over the last couple of years. I feel i’ve been around the block, starting with Highlands and Speysides (Dalwhinnie 15, Glemorangie 10, Glenlivet 18 and Nadurra, Glenfarclas 18 to name a few) switching over to more complex stuff like Aberlour A’Bunadh and more recently to the big Islays (Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin) and Talisker 10. My question is, where do I go next? Maybe try some blends like Compass Box? Ireland? or go across the pond to Bourbons? Keep up with the quality content and congrats on the distillery project.

Alex Tan says:

Thumbs up for the Jefferson Ocean for me!!!

Peter Schumacher says:

“A bear walks into a bar…” another t-shirt idea.

If I remember, you guys are starting with a high-rye bourbon for your distillery. Did you choose that based on the Texas environment, or was it mostly personal preference?

Justanotherparatrooper says:

Why does a chicken coop only have two doors? Because if it had four doors it would be a chicken sedan.

Kyle Nadrchal says:

Did you find that you tasted salt in the jefferson’s ocean?

Liam Rockford says:

10/10, would drink again

Rod Espinoza says:

Can you guys mention the price point for the whiskey. Need to know which ones I can buy and which to mooch.

George Martin says:

This has been my favorite bourbon. I think as a Sailor, I love the story and it makes it unique. I was fortunate enough to tour the distillery they bottle Jefferson’s at. It was quite impressive. 🙂 I bought my 2nd bottle (first bottle was Voyage 6). The bottle I have now is a SIGNED Special Edition from Voyage 8.

Gary Langley says:

Come home from work, pour some whiskey and watch you two goofballs. How I spend pretty much every morning now haha

charlie.g.hague says:

Wait a minute, is all this just a plot to get free whiskey? I think you’re hanging out with Rex too much. 😉 But seriously, I’m working on it. It’s like the old saying goes, “What do you get the man who has everything?” I’d like to send you something made out here but they’re harder to find than I thought. I wanna make sure it’s worth sending too bc I can’t have you thinking I have crap taste in whiskey.

Eric Matson says:

Was lucky enough to have paid for a bottle of Ocean from the first voyage had a much more complex taste, have had a newer voyage not quite as pronounced, lacks the “Salt”. Had several people over and did blind taste test with both the bottles and they thought that there was no way they were from the same company

Tom H says:

Not sure if anyone has mentioned it because I’m too lazy to look through the comments. This was on the boat for the project Ocearch. Ocearch is the project involved in tagging great white sharks

Harley T says:

It’s immensely satisfying to get your comment read out. More so when it’s prefaced with a ‘brutal’ tag.
I may edit this video for myself and throw in a Mortal Kombat “Brutality!” in there cause… y’know… science.

Dribble Dribble says:

How soon can we get a series of Rex only reviews? Free reign in the vault. No limits.
Look forward to your videos every day. Cheers fellas.

Nikitas Mc says:

hey Dan and tall guy. I recently got my hands on some monkey shoulder Scotch. and I liked it’s light taste and smell! I couldn’t pick up anything from the taste or the smell though and I would like to see your take on it!

TL;DR try some monkey shoulder cause I’m a noob

Anthony Grilliot says:

I’m glad Daniel mentioned the Modern Rogue. I just watched “Order Whiskey Like a Gentleman”. In it, Daniel mentioned American smoked whiskeys. I’d love to see more about that, if you haven’t done it already!

trinityzaku says:

All I kept thinking of during this was ocean blend. Basically just where ever you stop along the way pick up some local whiskies and throw em into a blend when you get back home there you go new whiskey

Grovesrussell says:

Surely Rex must lose major mooch points/levels for saying he would have sent crates of whisk(e)y to people even though it was a joke. Sorry Rex but even joking you went agaist your own moochatude rules. You mentioned a certain joke for tomorrow – please say its mine lol

Grovesrussell says:

Daniel. As your aware i am new to the whisk(e)y life and the tips you have given me already have been brilliant. I have noticed in my short time here with you guys that more and more newbies like myself have been arriving to the channel. Could you and rex do an “introduction to whisky” video to share 1 or 2 entry level bottles in different categories/regions to help us all on our journey please. Keep up the great work. Russ

Benny Higgins says:

rex don’t worry, you’ll always have access to my vault.

Wes Smith says:

Just found you guys a couple of days ago and am enjoying catching up on all the videos! Based on a video I sent the wife creature off to the local purveyor of potent potables to pick up a bottle of Larceny bourbon. While she was there, a customer and a shop keeper were discussing what would be a good starter bottle of whisky. My wife, being the kind of person to just jump right into a conversation, helpfully pointed said customer to your YouTube channel. She wasn’t sure of your names but she finds you to be funny, and has since dubbed you two, the Whisky Clowns.

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