Jefferson's Ocean Aged At Sea is a series of bourbons aged on a ship, breathing the salty sea air and rocking with the tide.
From Producer's Website: The bourbon barreled for OCEAN Voyage 19, once again uses wheat in its mash bill as its small grain instead of the typical rye. Reminiscient of Voyage 15, the less flavorful wheat allowed the sweetness of the corn to build through the maturation process. Once barreled and put to sea, the bourbon was immediately and continually influenced by the salt air and constant movement of the ship. OCEAN Voyage 19 traveled to 30 ports on 5 continents and crossed the Equator 4 times in the process.
With each crossing, there was extreme contrast in the tempurature as the ship transitioned from winter to summer and vice versa without the buffer of spring and fall. Extreme heat caused the sugars of the corn to caramelize as the wood contracted with the extreme fall in tempurature.
Without having to compete with the spice of the rye, the bourbon of OCEAN Voyage 19 took on a great deal of the vanilla and salted caramel corn as its dominate flavor with a subtle wood finish.