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Double Gold Medal – San Fransisco World Spirits Competition 2021
Joseph Magnus is a big time name in the whiskey world. Bourbon people go nuts for it. For my money, the Murray Hill Club Bourbon is the most interesting one in the lot, a skillful blend that marries 18 and 11-year-old bourbon with 9-year-old light whiskey. It boasts rich notes of toasted oak, vanilla, butterscotch, honey and toffee with dried fruits, nutmeg and a peppery, spicy finish. This one was bottled at 103 Proof. Just a handful of bottles are up for grabs.
With Makers you get to blend your own barrel using different different wood staves of varying levels of char & wood. In blending these barrels, there are 1001 possible combinations. For mine, I used 3 baked American pure, 2 seared French Cuvée, 2 Maker’s 46, 3 roasted French Mocha staves. It hits the senses with fragrant notes of toffee, caramel apple and coffee. Despite being high alc., it’s crazy smooth and seductive with vanilla and caramel notes and a creamy finish that delivers a super enjoyable slow burn. For me, this is hands down the best Maker’s Mark that I’ve ever tasted.
I’ve been waiting for this one to come in and I think folks are going to love it. It’s a 105 Proof beauty with a mashbill of 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% barley – a really interesting mix. The nose gives off scents of vanilla wafers, rye spice, with a hint of well integrated oak, cherries and even some black pepper notes. The best part here is the finish – it’s seamless with lingering notes of dried cherry, cedar and even a hint of mint. You don’t get any heat at all – just a lot of intricate flavors that keep you coming back.
This is a rare release that has gone absolutely bonkers on the secondary market. My price is at least $100/btl lower than most. It’s crazy out here. This one comes from legendary Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell, who combine for over 100 years of experience crafting some of the finest bottles of Whiskey in the world. Each bottle of Russell’s Reserve 13 Year Old is aged for a minimum of 13 years, reaching an ABV of 57.4% and promising a distinctive, rich, warm flavor. I know Eddie and Jimmy would say, “juice this good should be enjoyed right out of the bottle.”
If you could only visit one distillery, it seems crazy but I may recommend you going to Baltimore instead of Kentucky. This new Sagamore distillery is unbelievable. It’s like taking a tour of Wonka’s facilities. These guys are still in their early stages, but they’ve already thrown Whistle Pig off their, ‘Top Rye Whiskey’ thrown. The single barrel I picked out was aged 7 years and came from floor 1 and room 1. It’s a killer 100 Proof expression with all the Rye spices, fall notes, and molasses and a great long and warm finish that stays with you.
This is an absolute beauty from Smooth Ambler that checked in at 118.6 Proof (59.3% alc). It was aged for 6 years and the mashbill and is coming out of the gates ready to go. It’s got an inviting nose of pumpkin spice, tobacco, fresh leather and chocolate with rich flavors of Caramel apple, toasted oak and cream of corn. It also has a great long and delicious finish that leaves you with notes of lingering spice.
With their ninth installment, Whistle Pig’s Boss Hog keeps all five of their ‘Boss Hog’ promises and then some. It’s a super unique bottling as always – a Straight Rye Whiskey with two world’s first finishes. It was finished in barrels seasoned with Greek fig nectar and scratch tentura, a Greek style liqueur. It’s a single barrel bottled at proof between 102-107. For another nice touch, The Boss Hog IX features 9 unique designs, in the likeness of the 9 Muses, randomly distributed on bottles across the country.
This is definitely one of the most unique private barrels of bourbon you’re gonna find anywhere and it comes from our friends at in Kirby at Wyoming Whiskey. They make their own whiskey in-house instead of getting it shipped to them and finishing it. In doing so, they use winter wheat to churn out a medium length whiskey with notes of honey, burnt sugar, cinnamon and caramel on the finish. It’s sensational – but I only have 120 bottles from this barrel to offer up.