I haven’t seen this whiskey in the US for a long time, which I have heard was due to the contract supplier for the Jefferson’s Rye ending their deal abruptly. So when I saw this available on the shelves on a business trip to London I jumped on it. 700ml instead of 750ml, but everything is the same compared to the US edition. Cost GBP 50 (approximately $65).
Looks great in the bottle, the classic Jefferson’s shape, a nice medium amber color.
Candy corn jumps on the nose, cotton candy, rock candy, just a complete sweet tooth. Reminds me very much of a lot of some of the Whistle Pigs or Canadian rye’s I’ve had in the past.
The taste is very smooth, with a nice mouthfeel, with some really nice spicy notes on the follow through. Lots of that rock candy sweetness, with a solid spicy follow through. Enjoyable finish.
Gotta say, this is a nice little rye. Not overly complex, but very enjoyable. If this was bottled at cask strength it would most likely rate higher with more complexity. I wish this was more readily available in the US. 92/100.