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Review #942 – Joseph Magnus Triple Cask Finished Bourbon Whiskey

This is an expensive, triple cask finished bourbon that has been aged in a variety of casks after sourcing distillate of unknown age from MGP/LDi in Indiana, USA. Let’s dive in.

“Joseph Magnus Bourbon is a marriage of straight bourbon whiskey aged in white oak and finished in Oloroso sherry, Pedro Ximénez and Cognac casks. Rich and deep notes of vanilla, citrus, dark chocolate, brown sugar and dark stone fruits deliver with a lingering, warm finish.” – Joseph Magnus Website

Deanston Variety Show

Recently, a Deanston rep came to town, and I had a couple drams from their core line of products. Here are my thoughts.

About 20% of their produced spirit is used for their single malt releases and 80% goes out the door to be a blend component for brands owned by Diageo and William Grant & Sons. Their recent dive into the single malt market comes with a promise to never filter or color, and they recently boosted their ABV floor from 43% ABV to 46-ish% ABV.

Review #935 – Sipsmith London Dry Gin

This is a London dry style gin produced by Sipsmith in England. Sipsmith releases a portfolio of products that is both wide, and interesting, although very little of it sees distribution to my slice of the Midwest. I am told that is changing soon, but I haven’t seen a ton hit the shelves yet. Anyways, this is made in the traditional style, via pot still, in very small batches according to Sipsmith.

Review #934 – 1792 Full Proof, Miami Bourbon Society Selection

1792 Full Proof is typically a small batch, proofed release from Barton in Kentucky. Bottled at 125pf, it is hard to tell what the original barrel proof was for these releases, but all the same, 62.5% ABV isn’t a bad number to run with. This is very similar to Knob Creek’s Single Barrel Reserve, which is a release consistently diluted to 60% ABV and I like those all the way from fine to amazing. In this series, I’m comparing a variety of Single Barrel releases from the Full Proof lineup, selected by various stores, vendors and societies in the USA.

This is day 6 in my short series investigating various 1792 Full Proof Selections. This is the final entry.

Review #933 – Black Friar Distillery: Plymouth Gin

​Review #933 | Gin Review #6 – Black Friar Distillery Plymouth Gin The Schtick: A gin distilled using a blend of seven exotic botanicals, water sourced from Dartmoor and grains. Distiller: Black Friar Distillery (Plymouth) Bottler: Black Friar Distillery (Plymouth) ABV: 41.2% ABV Nose: Juniper, soft floral notes, vanilla butter cream, faint orange peel. Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Light …

Review #930 – 1792 Full Proof, Big Red Liquors Selection (Summer 2017)

1792 Full Proof is typically a small batch, proofed release from Barton in Kentucky. Bottled at 125pf, it is hard to tell what the original barrel proof was for these releases, but all the same, 62.5% ABV isn’t a bad number to run with. This is very similar to Knob Creek’s Single Barrel Reserve, which is a release consistently diluted to 60% ABV and I like those all the way from fine to amazing. In this series, I’m comparing a variety of Single Barrel releases from the Full Proof lineup, selected by various stores, vendors and societies in the USA.

Review #924 – 1792 Full Proof, DEP’s Selection

1792 Full Proof is typically a small batch, proofed release from Barton in Kentucky. Bottled at 125pf, it is hard to tell what the original barrel proof was for these releases, but all the same, 62.5% ABV isn’t a bad number to run with. This is very similar to Knob Creek’s Single Barrel Reserve, which is a release consistently diluted to 60% ABV and I like those all the way from fine to amazing. In this series, I’m comparing a variety of Single Barrel releases from the Full Proof lineup, selected by various stores, vendors and societies in the USA.