As a retired real estate developer and bourbon fan, I came across the historic brand, S. N. PIKE’S MAGNOLIA, that acted as a rectifier starting in 1849 in Cincinnati. Pike found the very best bourbon and whiskeys and sold them all over the country and into Europe. He shipped many of his spirits from Cincinnati along the Ohio River and down the Mississippi to New Orleans.
My goal in recreating the MAGNOLIA brand is to act in the Samuel Pike tradition as a rectifier seeking out and blending special quality bourbon and whiskey.
Our first two products will be a Bottled-In-Bond 4+ year old 95% Rye Whiskey and a Straight 45% Wheated Bourbon. Other quality barrel finds and blends to follow!
We have licensed our bourbon and whiskey to APG beverages dba Noble Cut Distillery which provides finishing, bottling, distribution and sales services to the State of Ohio. We are seeking additional licensees in other states to help grow the MAGNOLIA brand with us.
(E.B. Carey drinks his spirits like Frank Sinatra, two ice cubes and a splash of branch water over a couple fingers of bourbon or whiskey)