Have actually been at Heaven Hill and seen it come off the production line. Drinking this makes me feel like I’m in Bizzaro World where younger whiskeys taste mature (such as Old Line’s Cask Strength American Single Malt) and the older ones taste new and raw. When I’m almost finished with the glass, I smell a little more grass, but that’s about it. Once I’m able to recover, I can smell a little bit of wood, pine, brown sugar, and sweet corn, but it’s still bathed in alcohol. 1893: Henry McKenna died and the distillery was now under the control of his sons, Daniel, James S, and Stafford McKenna. Mr. Hamm: Would be delighted to communicate. FINISH: Loads of oak dominate the finish and dry the mouth. Henry McKenna’s story begins in Ireland where he was born in Draperstown, County Derry, in 1819. Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bottled-In-Bond 10 years – A fantastic value in the bourbon world… when you can find it. Refuse to pay a markup like that but I am hunting for one at retail to try. The smells and tastes in my bottle were absolutely dominated by alcohol, to the point that I questioned that this was even aged for 10 years. It is heavy with oak, which I enjoy in bourbons despite its drying effect. This high proof, Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon was named for Henry McKenna, the Irish immigrant who adapted his family’s whiskey recipe to work the grains he found in Kentucky. 1918: Prohibition: the distillery is closed. We talk about bourbon, rye, or any American whiskey here (yes, even Jack). The property included a frame mill, a hog pen 35 ft west of the still, and a cattle shed 130 ft west.The still fed four warehouses:Warehouse A -- iron-clad and located 250 ft east of the still.Warehouse B -- iron-clad with a metal or slate roof, located 225 ft NE of the stillFree Warehouse -- iron-clad with a metal or slate roof, located 125 ft NE of the still.An old stone Free Warehouse with a metal or slate roof, also used for bottling. Had a bunch of the ceramic jugs that came with stopper pourers, don't know what happened to them. Quienes reciben una medalla o mención en este concurso significa que son sprits de gran calidad, totalmente garantizada. Might have to pick up a couple of those. As a youth Henry worked for a period in an Irish distillery and later clerked in a liquor store for a relative. Despite 10 years in the barrel, it’s anything but over-oaked, though the oak is present from nose to finish affirming the barrel’s role in this bourbon’s maturation. Review bonded warehouse transactions for this distillery, Internal Revenue recorded warehouse transactions for The Henry McKenna Distillery as follows:( explain: origin of these records, letter codes )1898: Dan, & J S McKenna, as H McKenna -- D, T, W1898: H McKenna -- T, W1901: Dan, & J S McKenna, as H McKenna -- D, T, W1901: H McKenna -- T1903: Dan & J S McKenna, as H McKenna -- D, T, W1904: Dan & J S McKenna, as H McKenna -- D, T, W1914: H McKenna -- no details given1920: H McKenna -- no details given, Internal Revenue recorded warehouse transactions for The Henry McKenna Distillery as follows:( explain: origin of these records, letter codes ). There is no way this was aged for 10 years. Y destaca porque se trata de un bourbon que cuesta alrededor de 30 dólares. I wouldn't. This high proof, Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon was named for Henry McKenna, the Irish immigrant who adapted his family’s whiskey recipe to work the grains he found in Kentucky. Yes, Heaven Hill produces a lot of brands – some great – and some bargain-shelfers. Mashbill:  78% Corn, 12% Malted Barley, and 10% Rye. I would recommend buying one, then immediately opening it to see if you like what's inside. Reviews and discussions are encouraged, check out the stuff we've compiled in the sidebar and our review archive! Even when I was able to overcome the alcohol, there wasn’t much else there to enjoy. Finally, being BiB results in a bottling proof of 100 which some consider an ideal proof and one that is higher than many other bourbons on the shelf for around $30. Elijah Craig Small batch even won “Best Small-Batch Bourbon” at the same competition. I’ll make it a point to pick up a bottle whenever one is spotted in the wild. Bastards. The Henry McKenna DistilleryRD #111, 5 th DistrictNelson County, KY(Est. Peter Welty: Known Through the Jugs He Issued, The “Man in the Middle” of Phoenix Bourbon, Looney and Rice: Early Arkansas Distillers, The Hentzes of Philly Lighted Up Times Square, Chapin and Gore: Kings of the Chicago Saloon, The Lavignes of Vermont Proved the Bishop Wrong, Henry McKenna: Ireland’s Gift to American Whiskey. My email isjack.sullivan9@verizon.net. Our local Navy Exchange has a bunch of these on the shelf for $32 I think. With that risk, it was a gamble to throw down $30 when you had consistent staples like Elijah Craig 12, Eagle Rare 10, and Four Roses SiB right next to it for the same price, and the overall quality was comparable. One store near me wants $400 a bottle for this, another wants $100. Anyway, I grabbed two bottles of Rittenhouse, just in case it wins an award and I can't get it for $23 anymore. This is my first time buying and drinking Henry McKenna 10, so I have high expectations. Heaven Hill Distillery takes home numerous medals across the historic American Whiskey portfolio . There’s caramel, a little mint spice from the rye, and a lot of alcohol. El mejor ron del mundo que cuesta menos 450 pesos, 6 formas de tratar el dolor muscular después de entrenar, 10 ejercicios de espalda para fortalecer los músculos (sin maquina). Edit: As of 3/25/19, this also won best whiskey at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Great article! I've seen it in several stores and the price fluctuates per store so incredibly that I can't hardly wrap my head around it. Initially a producer of corn and wheat whiskey, McKenna moved to Louisville in 1880 and built a new distillery in 1883, which, at its capacity, never produced more than nine barrels of bourbon a day. Then again, single barrel offerings vary, so the bottles for the SF competitions must have been the best ones that Heaven Hill had on hand. The alcohol shockingly disappears in the aftertaste. Henry McKenna offers an array of technicals to satisfy even the most scrutinizing bourbon purists, a satisfying quintessential bourbon flavor profile to back them up, and a price that won’t break the bank. Critics agree that this is perfectly balanced Bourbon.”. Was $27 plus tax in Ohio prior to the Minnicking, I was grabbing some Rittenhouse the other day. 2 years ago I could pick this up for about $35 any day of the week. As I was looking for it on the shelf, a dude joins me in the aisle and says "looking for allocations, huh"...before I could answer he was bragging about how he just scored a bottle of this the day before for "only $80.". It’s not great but it’s not bad either. Henry McKenna: Ireland’s Gift to American Whiskey Henry McKenna’s story begins in Ireland where he was born in Draperstown, County Derry, in 1819. I found it on an actual shelf in an ABC store in my state a month ago, and I've seen it behind the counter at some non-ABC stores in a neighboring state as recently as Friday, although I already have a bottle that's half full so I passed on it in favor of a bottle of 1792 Full Proof, which I had never tried before. It’s inescapable. The original distillery was small, producing less than a barrel per day. From the Heaven Hill website “Henry McKenna Single Barrel is the only extra aged Bottled-in-Bond Single Barrel Bourbon. While a higher age does not necessarily equate to a better bourbon, it does signify a milestone that must be attained before the barrel can be selected and bottled. 1892: Insurance underwriter records compiled in 1892 confirm the distillery was brick, with a metal or slate roof. I was hoping that the alcohol was mainly contained to the smell, but it permeates every part of this bourbon and also doesn’t “air-out”, even after a few weeks. 5 years ago, shelves were overloaded and dusty with this, hardly anyone touched them: they were alright, for the most part, wavering between "not great" and "pretty damn good" with their single barrel variance. I notice that the finish is significantly spicier than the palate. There is also a strong, unpleasant metallic smell from the alcohol. PALATE: The palate presents loads of mint, which is often present in higher rye bourbons though Henry McKenna uses the same 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% malted barley mash bill as other Heaven Hill products. Additionally, the BiB label must clearly identify the distillery where it was distilled and where it was bottled, if different.Henry McKenna Single Barrel shares the same mashbill as many other Heaven Hill brands (75% corn, 13% rye, 12% malted barley). He emigrated to the US in 1837 and eventually settled in KY. While this bourbon probably won’t blow anyone’s mind, you’d be hard-pressed to find a bourbon enthusiast who couldn’t find something to like with it.

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