Joseph Magnus Bourbon
Jos. A. Magnus & Co. // Indiana (Finished and Bottled in Washington DC), USA
A team of industry experts were inspired to recreate the original Joseph Magnus recipe from the 1890s, after discovering old bottles of and sampling some of the century-old pre-prohibition era bourbon. Using sourced 8 to 9-year old bourbon from MGP in Indiana, the Jos. A. Magnus & Co. distillery then triple-cask finishes the bourbon in used oloroso sherry, Pedro Ximenez sherry, and cognac casks.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred american oak, ex-oloroso sherry, ex-pedro ximenez sherry, and ex-cognac
"This whiskey is like a skyscraper erected by a talented architect. While it shows a little flash what makes it great is its well-built foundation and simple skeleton. The nose shows a classic hallmark of rich caramel, but also reveals some individuality with dried fruit drenched in mint syrup. The palate scales the heights with a glossy smooth texture up front. The mid-palate is rich with spices that are embellished by the heat of the alcohol. The finish caps everything with dry wood smoke. Nothing lavish like the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, but stalwart top to bottom."