Murray Hill Club Special Release
Murray Hill Club Special Release is an older, higher-proof, and barrel-finished edition of the standard Murray Hill Club bourbon expression.
The first two releases were both finished in Pineau des Charentes casks, while batch #3 was finished in cider and malt casks.
Only three batches have been released between 2017 and 2020.
Murray Hill Club Special ReleaseBatch 3
10 to 20-year-old bourbons were finished in malt and cider casks first used by Potter’s Craft Cider, Buskey Cider, and Virginia Distillery Company.
It has aromas of creamy brown butter with cinnamon toast, vanilla shortbread, gingersnap cookie, and Italian biscotti drizzled with thick apple blossom honey. As the whiskey notes evolve in the glass, the floral and fruity top notes of apple blossom give way to deeper, darker shades of marzipan, pear tart, oatmeal raisin cookie, and caramel pudding with sea salt. The initial palate entry has hints of yeast acidity and dryness from the cider, but quickly gives way to sweeter, more aromatic flavors of quince marmalade, cast iron skillet-baked southern peach cobbler with a buttery yeast biscuit crust, followed by ephemeral notes of Atlantic Ocean brine. The whiskey finishes in a trio of waves of acidity, sweetness, apple skin tannins, barrel spice, and saline.
– Magnus Master Blender Nancy Fraley
Murray Hill Club Special ReleaseBatch 2
A blend of bourbon bourbon 11-18 years old and a light whiskey ranging from 9-11 years, finished in Pineau des Charentes casks.
Murray Hill Club Special ReleaseBatch 1
A blend of bourbon bourbon 11-18 years old and a light whiskey ranging from 9-11 years, finished in Pineau des Charentes casks. 639 barrel batch.