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. Henry McKenna is the longest aged Bottled-in-Bond available today, resting in the barrel through 40 Kentucky seasons. Critics agree that this is perfectly balanced Bourbon.
Proof: 100 Proof
Age: 10 Years Old
Nose: There is a peppery pinch to the spicy nose, which fits perfectly with the dark brooding nature of the beast. The slightly singed toast acts as a perfect counter to the mint and orange rind. Really complex and tempting.
Taste: Wow! Loads of everything. As you might expect from the nose. A deep, satin-smooth oak and burnt sugar backdrop allows the malt and rye to have a big say. Lots of vanilla, too.
Finish: Here, as it dries, the corn comes into dominance. Some vanilla toffee, too.
Comments: Magnificent stuff from Heaven Hill that really is worth hunting for." - Jim Murray, Classic Bourbon, Tennessee & Rye Whiskey
"A good, traditional bourbon nose with a nice balance of vanilla, caramel, oak, and a light herbaceous note in the background; the body is medium, leaning toward full, and the palate shows a good balance of sharp spices, honey and sweetness, and a touch of mint; the finish is very spicy. Overall: If you like your whiskey spicy, this one's for you. Drink it on the rocks." -Gary and Mardee Haidin Regan
Co-authors, The Bourbon Companion
"Aromas of charcoal and sweet citrus. Good depth richness with caramel and charcoal flavors; sweet and spicy finish." - Stuart MacLean Ramsay, Sante