Widow Jane 13 Year Single Barrel Bourbon, also called “Lucky 13”, is the oldest offering from Widow Jane’s single barrel program. Apart from the extra year of aging, the 13 year single barrels for some reason also come in various ABVs between 46.5% and 49.5%. Given how popular MGP has become the past few years (this is sourced from MGP in Indiana), I’m surprised that Widow Jane has seemingly so many older barrels, but it’s possible that they bought them years ago and have been waiting to release them at 12-13 years, so aren’t they lucky / smart.
This particular 13 year single barrel comes from Magruder’s in Washington DC. I don’t have any prior experience with their picks, so I don’t have any good / bad bias as to their ability to pick barrels. Before I get to the review, because the only other Widow Jane bourbon I’ve had is the impeccable Widow Jane 12 Year Single Barrel Total Wine Select, I’ll be making comparisons throughout to help gauge how good this 13 year is. If you haven’t read that review yet, I highly recommend that you do to get a sense of what Widow Jane can really do with these single barrel bourbons. Let’s find out how lucky I am in this Widow Jane 13 Year Single Barrel Bourbon Magruder’s Select.
Thank you to my friend Ryan S. for the sample.