Joseph Magnus is a DC-based distillery best known for their Joseph Magnus Bourbon, the focus of this review. To cut to the chase, Joseph Magnus Bourbon is a 100 proof bourbon (probably sourced from MGP) and finished in oloroso sherry, Pedro Jimenez sherry, and cognac casks. While I know nothing about the lengths of the finishes or the percentage of the blend from each type of finish, I do know a little something about what the finishes may bring to the bourbon.
Oloroso and Pedro Jimenez sherries are both intensely sweet fortified wines (the oloroso is a little less sweet) that often provide dark and dense grape, prune, honey, nutty, and sometimes savory and funky aged cheese characteristics. This is because the