The latest Joseph Magnus Murray Hill Club Special Release, which is a departure from our previous two batches, was shipped nationwide last week and will be available soon at select retailers.
Batch #3 was finished in malt and cider casks, which means the 10 to 20-year-old bourbons have an abundance of single malt barley notes as well as apple aromas, skin tannis, and residual yeast from the original cider fills.
Check out tasting notes from Master Blender Nancy Fraley below:
Murray Hill Club Special Release Batch #3, finished in malt and cider casks, clocks in at a hefty 110 proof. It has aromas of creamy brown butter with cinnamon toast, vanilla shortbread, gingersnap cookie, and Italian biscotti drizzled with thick apple blossom honey. As the whiskey notes evolve in the glass, the floral and fruity top notes of apple blossom give way to deeper, darker shades of marzipan, pear tart, oatmeal raisin cookie, and caramel pudding with sea salt. The initial palate entry has hints of yeast acidity and dryness from the cider, but quickly gives way to sweeter, more aromatic flavors of quince marmalade, cast iron skillet-baked Southern peach cobbler with a buttery yeast biscuit crust, followed by ephemeral notes of Atlantic Ocean brine. The whiskey finishes in a trio of waves of acidity, sweetness, apple skin tannins, barrel spice, and saline. It hits all the right notes!
Fine retailers across the nation who offer the full collection of Joseph Magnus spirits will be among the first to receive an allocation of this very limited and special expression. Be sure to reach out to retailers in your area to inquire about this year’s Murray Hill Club Special Release or use the Store Locator on our website to find a retailer near you.