Jos. A. Magnus & Co.

Magnus, P.I.

A New Distillery with Its Own Bar

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Those people leaving the city at the end of August: you snicker in their direction.

Because they’ll have to wait to taste the new gin.

Stick around town and say hello to Jos. A. Magnus & Co., a new distillery-and-cocktail-bar combo named for a legendary pre-Prohibition distiller, soft-opening Saturday in Ivy City.

Here are some facts about this place:

It’s located directly (and conveniently) above Atlas Brew Works. So go there beforehand. Or after... hand.

The gin will be ready on Saturday. It’s called Vigilant Gin. It’s a London dry style made with juniper berries grown in an Oregon backyard.

The eight-year-old bourbon will be ready on September 12. It’s currently aging in a mix of sherry and cognac barrels. Which seems like a good thing for it to do.

You can tour the operation. Check out the two hybrid stills, the fermenters and the barrels.

There’s also a bar. It’s called the Murray Hill Club. There you’ll find leather couches, a copper-topped bar—and the former bartender behind the Gin Joint. She’ll be mixing up all sorts of experimental, one-off drinks.

You can have a party in the tasting room, with its long tables and windows looking out onto the cemetery across the street.

Pour a little out for them.

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Jos. A. Magnus & Co.
2052 West Virginia Ave NE
(at 16th)
Washington, DC 20002
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