Jefferson’s Bourbon has launched the latest in the Ocean Aged at Sea range – a rye whiskey.

This 26th voyage, and newest addition to the Jefferson’s Ocean family, marks Jefferson’s inaugural exploration at sea with rye whiskey.

The journey for Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Rye traveled through ports around the world as part of the unique finishing technique for which the Ocean series is known.

The liquid is a fully mature rye whiskey that was double barreled (75% in char 3 barrels and 25% in toasted barrels).

“I’ve always had the desire to create a rye within the Jefferson’s Ocean portfolio, but wanted to make one that you could sip – so I did just that,” said Trey Zoeller, Jefferson’s founder. “The unpredictability of the ocean – and the way it affects our products – has always been intriguing to me, but this, combined with our double barreling process, made for a more robust profile, while the increased interactions with barrels and fluctuating air temperatures balanced the spice of rye. This aging process churns and treats our whiskey like no rickhouse could.”

Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Rye is a rye balanced by caramelization that comes specifically from the sea-aging process. The combination of the new char 3 barrels and new toasted barrels adds a depth of marshmallow and toffee on the nose and palate. These notes are accented by leather and tobacco with a long finish of baking spices and cinnamon with a touch of sea salt.

Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea Rye is non-chill filtered and bottled at 96 proof. SRP of $79.99 for a 750ml bottle. Available at local retailers, bars, and restaurants across the U.S.

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