Jos. A. Magnus & Co. Distillery Tasting Room and Cocktail Lounge opens this Weekend

Jos. A. Magnus & Co. is located at 2052 West Virginia Ave NE #202, Washington DC 20002, above Atlas Brew Works.

From a press release:

“Joseph Magnus was a famous pre-prohibition bourbon and gin distiller, blender and rectifier who founded his company in 1892, and his great grandson, Jimmy Turner, is reopening the distillery in Washington DC. Magnus’ great-grandson assembled a whiskey and gin “dream team” to help bring this pre-prohibition heritage to DC, including Dave Scheurich, former Woodford Reserve Distiller and Whiskey Advocate Life Time Achievement Award Winner, Nancy “The Nose” Fraley, Director of Research for American Distilling Institute and the nation’s top whiskey blender, Richard Wolf, former Chairman of the Kentucky Distillers Association and VP General Manager at Buffalo Trace, DC’s own Brett Thompson, former Shark Tank contestant and CEO of Pork Barrel BBQ, and Nicole Hassoun, 2014 Washington Post Bartender of the Year, owner of custom tonic company Chronic Tonic and former head of the DC’s Gin Joint.

The Jos. A. Magnus & Co. cocktail lounge, is named for one of Joseph Magnus’ most famous bourbons, Murray Hill Club, and will be run by DC’s bartender of the year in 2014, Nicole Hassoun. Nicole is known for her experimental flare in crafting cocktails.

“The Murray Hill Club is for people who want to experience a cocktail journey and I’m looking forward to bringing that experimental approach to cocktails here to DC,” said Hassoun. “I’m so excited to be part of such an impressive group of experts who’ve come together to honor Magnus’ legacy and create a space for Washingtonians to relax and enjoy delicious pre-prohibition heritage cocktails.”

The cocktail lounge will be featuring gin cocktails until the grand opening September 12th and then will offer both bourbon and gin cocktails to guests. Doors to the Magnus tasting room and cocktail lounge open on Saturday, August 22nd at 1 pm.”

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