Jos. A. Magnus Sip And Greet!
Friday, we went to the Jos. A. Magnus Sip and Greet with master blender Nancy “the Nose” Fraley at The Alex Craft Cocktail Cellar & Speakeasy at The Graham Georgetown. We snapped Silver Lining Design Group’s Heather Guay Yoo, TV host and EarthEcho International's Philippe Cousteau Jr. and VM Public Relations’ Victoria Michael with Scott Stephens.
The event featured a tasting of the Murray Hill Club Special Release whiskey, which is finished in Pineau des Charentes casks. Here, members of the Jos. A. Magnus team: director of sales Ali Anderson, master blender Nancy Fraley and Chief Operating Officer Matt Witzig.
The whiskey offers the notes from Jos. A. Magnus’ nine- to 18-year blended bourbon, along with subtle, aged cognac and grape juice aromas derived from the casks, with the fruitiness of prune, dried apricot and golden raisins, orange blossom honey, marzipan, cocoa nibs, toasted coconut shavings, toffee and coffee cake. Here, WD’s Luke Heinsohn and Wunderman’s Mallory McCarty.
Guests at the event got to have their bottles of the Murray Hill Club Special Release signed by Nancy Fraley. This special release was the only one finished in Pineau des Charentes, yielding only 639 bottles. Here, members of The Alex team — Ahmed Hmeedat, Ignacio Sagarminaga, Aleksandar Igracki, Shiloh Corcel and Maelys Lossa.
Suzanne Meyers, second from left, flanked by Jos. A. Magnus’ Nicole Hassoun, Ryan Meyers and Thy Parra.