In 2008, while aboard the ship of fellow Kentucky native and OCEARCH founder Chris Fischer, Jefferson’s Master Blender Trey Zoeller watched the whiskey swirl in their glasses, compelled by the constant rock of the waves, they pondered: what might happen to a barrel of bourbon if it were aged at sea? The constant movement of the ocean and extreme temperature fluctuations as the OCEARCH traversed the globe completely transformed the whiskey. The result is a seemingly 'hyper-aged', darker, richer and caramelized bourbon with incredible depth and complexity. Each voyage sees on average over 25 ports, 5 continents, and 2 equator crossings.
Salty ocean air and sea spray impart hints of salty, briny character.