Classification: Straight Bourbon
Company: Magnolia Spirits, LLC
Distillery: Sourced from undisclosed distillery[ies] in Indiana
Release Date: 2021
Age: 3 Years
Mashbill: 51% Corn, 45% Wheat, 4% Malted Barley
MSRP: $50 (2021)
Burnt oak | Toasted grain | Fresh cracked wheat | Baked bananas | Fresh corn | Intriguing light scents with a touch of smoke
Summer peaches | Toffee | Toasted oak | Vanilla | White peppercorn | Light caramel | Banana Souffle | Light but well balanced
White peppercorn | Peaches in vanilla cream sauce | Light oak and leather | Flash of sweet cinnamon
S.N. Pike’s Magnolia originally acted as a rectifier starting in 1849 in Cincinnati. E.B. Carey has revived the name with the goal being “to act in the Samuel Pike tradition as a rectifier seeking out and blending special quality bourbon and whiskey.” For their first wheated bourbon, the brand strikes a middle ground delivering a sip that’s full of nuanced flavors yet is on the lighter side. While it would be nice to see this bottled at about 10 proof points higher, the bourbon delivers easy sipping flavors that will please wheated and non-wheated bourbon drinkers alike.
S.N. Pike’s Magnolia Wheated Bourbon Batch 01 is a limited run of just 6,000 bottles.