Breaking Bourbon is one of the leading bourbon and American whiskey-focused websites in the country, sharing bourbon reviews, releases, comparisons, and more. Our team has long-appreciated and respected the opinion of this crew and were grateful for the opportunity to share our Joseph Magnus Bourbon with Jordan (one of three founders) for his review.
A snippet of what Jordan had to say about our unique triple barrel finish is below, but you can read his full review here.
“Triple barrel finishing is more of a novel concept given its rarity, likely because of how difficult to pull off successfully. While Jos. A. Magnus & Co. doesn’t state how long the whiskey sits in each type of cask before moving on to the next, the end result is that this bourbon has touched the wood of four distinct barrels by the time all is said and done. The sherry and cognac casks in this case impart some richer flavors that you don’t tend to see in barrel finished whiskeys only using one finishing barrel. However, utilizing so many barrels also adds depth to the drier flavors present, which are constantly battling to take center stage. No matter how you cut it though, you have to give Jos. A. Magnus & Co. credit for taking the time to finish this in three distinct casks, as not only is that a labor of love, but it also gives greater insight into how far you can push barrel finishing a whiskey without going overboard.”