The Whiskey Wash is an award-winning global whiskey website that has earned the trust and respect of the Jos. A. Magnus & Co. distillers over the years. Our team was honored to share a bottle of Cigar Blend Bourbon with them for review. Scott Nelson reviewed Batch #27 alongside good friends and good cigars while fishing the Deschutes River. A portion of the review is below, but you can read all his thoughts here.
“What we learned sitting in camp chairs deep in that river canyon in December is that this bourbon was slightly too aggressive for us on the first pour. A little rough around the edges, like a loud-mouthed gambler looking for trouble in a wild west saloon. But once we lit cigars and sipped the Joseph Magnus as we talked, it took on a different character altogether. Paired with a cigar, this became a sweet, mellow and easy-going bourbon that was ideal for the occasion.
What came off as aggressive in an initial pour, in other words, meant that it had the fortitude to hold its own next to the tobacco. I wouldn’t hesitate to pour this for bourbon-loving friends at home any time, but in this case I’ve already stashed the rest of the bottle away for future outings likely to involve good friends, good cigars and the great outdoors.”