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
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.
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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