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Jeffersons Groth Reserve Cask Finish Review

Jefferson’s Groth Reserve Cask Finish Tasted as part of a Jeffersons Tweet Tasting hosted by Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) from The Whisky Wire, this Jefferson’s Groth Reserve Cask Finish was really quite interesting.

Bourbon which has been finished, something which i believe then makes it an American Whiskey rather than a Bourbon, for 9 months in ex-Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from Napa Valley’s renowned Groth Vineyards.

For me this dram promised a lot on the nose but didnt deliver on the palate, with the nose giving heavy fruits, vanilla, almost clying sweetness and the palate a huge overload of spices and a dry tannic finish. The red wine casks have added those notes that make me dislike red wine to this, so this is most definitely not for me, but for a red wine drinker looking to move to whiskey (or Whisky) this is an interesting dram to try.

Tasting Notes & Details


Quite heavy & cloying, vanilla essence, marzipan, definitely more cask char here, quite deep fruits there too


Spicy, cloves, all spice, star anise, the inside of my spice cupboard, tannic, drying


Tannic drying

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Jeffersons Groth Reserve Cask Finish
Age: NAS
ABV: 45.10
Distiller: Jeffersons
Bottler: Jeffersons
Type: Bourbon
From: USA, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 24/11/2015 by Tom

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