Trey Zoeller

Years of Participation

Trey Zoeller is the founder and Master Blender of McLain & Kyne, Ltd., producer of the Jefferson’s portfolio of bourbons. Trey Zoeller founded the company in 1997 with his father Chet, a famed bourbon author and historian.


Jefferson’s Bourbon is distributed in 50 states and 9 countries. Trey purchases aged bourbon in barrels, ages it, and marries together very small batches to deliver a unique yet consistent flavor profile for each of his whiskies.


To personify the brand and differentiate it from others on the market, Trey chose Thomas Jefferson, who’s known for both his curiosity and experimental spirit. This mindset embodies what the brand set out to achieve: upholding tradition, while always discovering new possibilities and pushing the boundaries of the bourbon category.


Trey is the father of twins and enjoys playing polo, squash and coaching his son’s lacrosse team. In his free time, he goes hunting and fishing. Trey received a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1990.