Review #22 Jefferson's Ocean Aged at Sea Voyage 20

Updated: Feb 19, 2021

Distillery: Sourced

Proof: 90

Age: NAS

Mashbill: Undisclosed


BACKGROUND: Inspired by the original Jefferson's Ocean, which was new-filled bourbon barrels, the Jefferson's Ocean: Aged at Sea takes older bourbon barrels and brings it around the world stopping in 5 different continents and crossing the equator 4 times. Jefferson's ocean-aged bourbon is released in small batches that can range from wheated to ryed to cask strength. Voyage 20 is a blend of rye based straight bourbon whiskey.


NOSE: Rich scents of molasses, maple, caramel, and oak waft up from the glass. There were hints of rye spice here and there as well. (21/25)


PALATE: Jefferson's Ocean bourbon was incredibly smooth and balanced. As soon as the whiskey touched out mouth you're greeted by sweet vanilla, baking spices, oak, honey, and toffee. The whiskey was incredibly smooth, balanced and easy to drink. (35/40)


FINISH: The finish on Jefferson's Ocean is very oily, balanced, and long. There are strong flavors of oak, tannins, leather, cracked pepper, and rye spice. (22/25)


VALUE: Jefferson's Ocean carries a higher SRP of $70. In our opinion that’s quite high. I would say this bottle should sit around $50-55 (7/10)


Overall: 85/100


FINAL THOUGHTS: This is an incredibly smooth and enjoyable whiskey. I would recommend this to everyone as it has great flavor, is readily available, and not absurdly expensive! Jefferson's Ocean is an excellent whiskey to keep as a special occasions whiskey without feeling guilty for how much you spent.


Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Weller Antique 107

Similar & Equal Whiskey: Russell's Reserve 10 Year

Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Henry McKenna 10 Year


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Scoring Legend:

96-100: The perfect dram, juice of the gods

90-95: Near perfect, truly incredible whiskey

85-89: Amazing whiskey, will always try to keep a backup bottle of this

80-84: Very good, some minor flaws here or there

75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink, Will try and keep a bottle on the shelf

70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get this

60-69: Decent, would offer this up to non whiskey drinkers

50-59: Not my cup of tea

Below 50: Give away


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