Jefferson’s was founded in 1997 by Trey Zoeller and his father Chet — a famed Bourbon historian who wrote the book on Kentucky distilleries. Yes, an actual book called "Bourbon in Kentucky: A History of Distilleries in Kentucky." And eight generations ago, their great-great-grandmother was arrested for the "production and sales of spiritous liquors" in 1799. Which makes her the coolest great-great-grandmother ever! They acquire and produce a range of specialty Bourbons and Rye Whiskeys. In 2007 Jefferson’s was sold to Castle Brands as they build their own liquor empire portfolio of premium Spirits.
They make no bones about it — Jefferson’s Small Batch is a blend of small batch Bourbons. They mix and match to strike a balance between sophistication and approachability, and by all accounts, the effort has been a success. Since the Bourbons that make up this blend are chosen as needed to maintain the character of the product, an age statement is not possible. But don’t let that scare you off. Jefferson’s Small Batch is a premium Bourbon that deserves to be in that category. Think of it like this — as Johnny Walker Black is to Scotch, Jefferson’s Small Batch is to Bourbon. We think that it will be a contender for your daily drinker.
Jefferson’s Bourbon is made in very small batches. Actually, ridiculously small batches. We take up to four different Kentucky straight bourbon whiskies of different ages and marry them together. Doing this, we get a lot of complexity and balance while maintaining the consistency needed in a bourbon. We wanted to make it big enough for the connoisseur, yet approachable for people just getting into the premium bourbon field.