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Ocean Aging: It’s Bourbon’s Turn To Take A Cruise

We recently wrote about Mira Winery in the Napa Valley experimenting with aging four cases of Cabernet Sauvignon in 60 feet of water in Charleston Harbor. Ocean effects have extended to Jefferson’s Bourbon known for their “ridiculously small batch” bourbons named to honor Thomas Jefferson. Aged in barrels that traveled around the world on a 126 ft research vessel for nearly four years, the bourbon matured much more quickly (as did Mira’s wine) and developed interesting flavor characteristics and deep color. Acclaimed by the critics, only 250 bottles were released in 2012 selling for $200 a bottle. The money went to Ocearch, a non–profit dedicated to marine conservation.


While we are still at sea, let’s not overlook Kelt Cognac with their Tour du Monde Cognac whose casks spend over a year at sea. – See more at: