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In 2007, the great-grandson of pre-Prohibition whiskey magnate Joseph Magnus discovered a carefully wrapped, unopened bottle of 122-year-old whiskey while sifting through family memorabilia.
Family lore had always remembered Joseph Magnus for the pioneer he was in the whiskey business at the turn of the century, but the family was shocked to discover their ancestors had protected and passed down what is believed to be the very first bottle of Joseph A. Magnus whiskey ever made, dated May 1892.
To make sense of this rare find, the family agreed to extract 100ml from the original bottle and assembled a roundtable of industry veterans in Louisville, KY, including:
Woodford Reserve Distiller and Whiskey Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
nancy “the nose” fraley
Director of Research for the American Distilling Institute and widely regarded as the nation’s top whiskey blender
Former Chairman of the Kentucky Distiller’s Association and VP General Manager at Buffalo Trace
They were stunned to discover it to be one of the greatest bourbons they had ever tasted.
Today, using the same blending and finishing techniques Joseph Magnus employed over 100 years ago, Magnus Master Blender, Nancy “The Nose” Fraley, finishes 12-year-old bourbon in a triple cask finishing process using Oloroso Sherry, Pedro Ximénez, and Cognac casks. The result is that we have come as close as possible to the original Joseph Magnus Bourbon in that 122-year-old bottle.
Joseph Magnus Bourbon
Sourced 12-year-old bourbon from Indiana, this bourbon spends 6-12 months in our finishing casks – Oloroso Sherry, Pedro Ximénez and Cognac – to deliver rich, deep flavors with notes of orange citrus, dried dark fruits, caramel and vanilla.
JOSEPH MAGNUS CIGAR BLENd BOURBON
Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend is the result of Magnus Master Blender Nancy Fraley’s desire to revel in a bourbon that can hold its own alongside a fine cigar. A combination of our award-winning Joseph Magnus Bourbon, with 11-year-old and 18-year-old whiskeys, Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend assumes bold, rich aromas of tobacco, spice, leather, vanilla, blanched almonds, and toffee. The Armagnac cask finish lends fruity notes of fig, prune, and dried apricot.
MURRAY HILL CLUB
Vigilant Navy Strength Gin
Savory, spicy, and smokey, this gin is steeped and distilled with hand-crafted harissa, figs, fresh mint, lemon, hops, and hibiscus. It features dried, 4-year-old Italian juniper berries and packs a punch at 114 Proof. This is gin with a backbone.