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S.N. Pike’s Magnolia Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch 01

CAPSULE REVIEW
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Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Magnolia Spirits, LLC

Distillery: Sourced from undisclosed distillery[ies] in Indiana

Release Date: December 2021

Proof: 125.12

Age: 4 Years

Mashbill: 51% Corn, 45% Wheat, 4% Malted Barley

Color: Yellow Gold

MSRP: $65 (2022)

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NOSE

Light cinnamon bark | Light oak | Hints of barrel char | Faint fresh baked bread | Light scents with an ethanol base

palate

Honied vanilla | Sweet wheat | Sharp oak | Subtle baking spice | Surprisingly sweet even with it’s proof showing its prowess

finish

Baked bread | Oak | Vanilla | Dry leather | Subdued heat lingers

uniqueness
value
overall

Magnolia Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch 01 is a wheated bourbon that is a true small batch bourbon, consisting of only a five barrel blend. The resulting bottle count is a scant 800+ bottles that were initially only released in Ohio, but can now be found in Indiana through Indiana Small Batch or via the company’s website. This is the first time the company has released a barrel proof product.

Starting with lighter scents that rest upon a base of ethanol in the nose, the actual sip leaves no doubt that this is a barrel proof bourbon. The palate surprisingly pulls forward many sweet flavors allowing the proof to be highlighted in a non detrimental way. The finish is much more subdued and lets the sip conclude on its lingering heat. Overall, this is a candid barrel proof bourbon, that won’t knock your socks off, but will fill the need when you’re itching for a straightforward-drinking high proof bourbon.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Jordan

January 4, 2022
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