Henry McKenna 10 Year Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Heaven Hill // Kentucky, USA
This Bottled-In-Bond bourbon out of Heaven Hill doesn't need the dusty old Irishman they drummed up to grace the brand with his moniker, but they had to call it something so Henry McKenna it is. Single barrel whiskeys are unique bottlings so your mileage may vary, but you'll generally be sipping a rye-drinker's bourbon. Big, bold, spicy and a great choice for an Old Fashioned; Go easy on the sugar, amp up the bitters a bit and garnish with a single orange peel.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Heavy alcohol on the nose which balances out nicely on the palate. Distinct spicy aromas followed closely by mint, orange peel and Nilla Wafers. On first taste, you get classic bourbon flavors of caramel, toffee and vanilla, then the rye kicks in with menthol, wood spices and citrus. Bone dry with a long finish and oh-so-American charcoal undertones, this is the George Carlin of the bourbon world. It takes a long time to make its point, but is certainly worth the ride getting there. "