Proof: 100, Bottled in Bond
Age: 10 years
Tasted: Neat in a glencairn glass via a sample
Henry McKenna is a ten year, 100 proof bottled in bond, single barrel bourbon from Heaven Hill. The mashbill includes 75% corn, 13% rye, 12% malted barley. Suggested retail around $35 USD.
Nose: Typical heavy caramel, oak, brown sugar. Cinnamon spice. Berries. Licorice. Nice nose with multiple layers for a cheaper bottle in today’s bourbon market.
Palate: First thing that I noticed on the palate was the nice thick/oily mouthfeel. Definitely wasn’t expecting this for a $30 bottle. On the palate pretty standard Heaven Hill profile. Brown sugar, caramel, slight oak, cinnamon, rye spice.
Finish: Medium/long. Warms the chest a little. Caramel. Chocolate. Cinnamon. Rye spice.
Grade: 87 – 89 (B+) = Great, Always want to have a bottle
The Henry McKenna 10-year-old bourbon is a great pour at a very reasonable price. Especially in today’s market where it is getting harder and harder to find a 10 year old bottle of bourbon for this price. I also think the proofing at 100 is spot on with this pour. Just feels right. I’ll put this bottle with the Elijah Craig 12 year (sadly going away) and Buffalo Trace as my favorite “budget” bourbons. I currently don’t own a bottle of Henry McKenna, but I’ll purchase one the next time I see a bottle on the shelf. Cheers!
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