Jefferson's Ocean bourbon is aged on the high seas, a technique that takes advantage of basic physical chemistry. The bottles sell for $200 a piece. hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of OCEARCH The Salt For A Faster-Aged Bourbon, You Need The Motion Of The Ocean The longer bourbon ages, the richer its flavor and color. Now, an artisan Kentucky distiller is speeding up nature by sending barrels on boat journeys on the high seas. How does it work? Chemistry.