Review #552. Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend Prav Pick

Review #552 | /r/Bourbon Review #308 – Joseph Magnus Cigar Blend Prav Saraff Pick

The Schtick: This is yet another MGP sourced product. Blend of 11 and 18yr old whiskeys finished in Armagnac, Sherry and Cognac casks.


Distiller: MGP/LDI (Indiana)

Bottler: Joseph A Magnus & Co

ABV: 50.35% ABV

Age: Blend

Source: Sample


Nose: Sweet cinnamon, vanilla, fig and date fruit. Very sweet honey, cinnabon icing, clove and faint tobacco.

Taste: Medium thickness, no heat. Faint oakiness, pepper, tobacco and clove are very prominent. Very little fruit here, but there is noticeable vanilla character also.

Finish: Medium, oaky, spicy pepper, lots of oaky bitterness.

Overall: I think in trying to make a blend to pair with a cigar, they ended up with a blend that tastes like a cigar, but not in an especially positive way. Its too oaky, bitter and tannic for my tastes to really proclaim its greatness but it is a fairly solid sourced MGP cask. Not terrible, also not great.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect



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