Move Reconnects Fast-Growing Premium Craft Spirits Brand to its Michigan Heritage
HOLLAND, MI, October 27, 2020 – Joseph A. Magnus & Co., a premium brand of top-shelf, award-winning bourbons and dry gins, announced today it is relocating operations from Washington, D.C. to Holland, Michigan effective October 31, 2020. The celebrated Magnus brand was originally founded in 1892 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and reestablished in 2015 in Washington, D.C. The relocation of Magnus to Michigan reconnects the brand to the legacy of its founder, Joseph A. Magnus, a pre-prohibition distiller who summered in Oden, Michigan and whose presence as a leader and philanthropist was well known.
“We’re excited to be bringing the Magnus brand home to Michigan to support the next phase of our growth,” said Ali Anderson, General Manager for Magnus. “West Michigan is known for its storied history of quality craftsmanship and industry and we are proud to contribute to that legacy in our new location in Holland,” said Anderson.
The brand’s former D.C. location has been assumed by Bo & Ivy Distillers.
“The Magnus brand continues to grow in popularity and is now available across 33 states. Our decision to transition production to Michigan will deliver important efficiencies in scale and production capacity to support our long-term strategy for growth,” said Anderson.
Anderson noted that world-renowned Master Blender Nancy Fraley will remain connected with the Magnus brand, helping to ensure that the unique blending and finishing techniques employed by Joseph Magnus more than a century ago, continue to produce the same high-quality award-winning craft spirits for which the Magnus brand has become known.
About Joseph A. Magnus & Co.
Built upon the legacy of pre-Prohibition distiller Joseph Magnus, the premium bourbon and gins of Jos. A. Magnus & Co. promise “remarkable spirits for remarkable people.” Rooted in 128 years of rich history, the company now distributes premium spirits in 33 states. Since re-establishing in 2015, the spirits have garnered the nation’s top awards every year since, including multiple double gold medals and best-in-class bourbon and gin recognitions using the very same techniques that Joseph Magnus adhered to more than 100 years ago. For more information on Jos. A. Magnus & Co. spirits, legacy and distribution, visit josephmagnus.com. To learn more about our move to Michigan, view a historical timeline here.