Henry McKenna Straight Bourbon


Henry McKenna // Kentucky, USA

community rating

2 out of 5 stars
( 203 )

Henry McKenna is named for an Irish distiller who is considered one of the founding fathers of bourbon. McKenna was one of the first people to age whiskey in new, charred American oak barrels. Made since 1885, this bourbon has the distinction of being called "Kentucky's First Table Whiskey."

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  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"There's not much finesse to this bourbon, but it does the trick. It's an "old man whiskey" that tastes a bit musty, with some strong varnish elements and warm spices. It does have a soft side with a bit of vanilla and toffee, but leaves a fiery punch and tastes hotter than its 40% ABV."

Score 82

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