McKenzie Bottled-in-Bond Wheated Bourbon

Bourbon

Finger Lakes Distilling // New York, USA

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  1. jmimiola

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Wheat and tannins with an airy spice.
  2. Rlechner

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    A great BIB whiskey for $42, definitely one worth having on your shelf.
    42.0 USD per Bottle
  3. jdriip

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Strong cinnamom plus caramel and baking spices on the nose, more of the same on the palate, spicy long finish with caramel and baking spices. Simple but very good.
  4. Kelsey-Neufeld-O-Connor

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  5. PBMichiganWolverine

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The thing with craft distilleries is you never know what you’ll be opening up. Will it be something overpriced and way too young, or will it be a diamond in the rough? I don't mind paying a bit more, if I know what I’ll get is a solid product. But, what pisses me off is some NAS sourced bottle that’s priced way too high, or some young juice that was simply put out way too early ( and I get it...it’s a business...has to start earning a revenue). This one, courtesy from @jonwilkinson7309 , fortunately does not fall into the camp of over-priced bottles too early. This is a classic bourbon, with tastes of baking spices, cinnamon, and a hefty dose of oak. At close to 5 yrs of age, it’s a bottled-in-bond, which isn’t common in the craft scene. And at this price point ($50), it’s a no-brainer buy. They have a 10 yr coming out this year—-i’ll Be a definite buyer of that. Thanks Jon for the pour!
  6. jonwilkinson7309

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    @dubz480's review yesterday of McKenzie's Single Barrel reminded me that I've had the Bottled in Bond Bourbon on my "to review" list for a long time.  So why the delay? It's not because I've been unclear about my overall opinion - it's excellent.  But it's a complex dram and I was not readily finding the words to describe it.  I'm still going to struggle a bit, but here goes - The nose is very pleasant - a typical bourbon scent of caramel and corn, along with a strong base of oak and mild baking spices. The palate has some really nice, mild wood notes, some more caramel and corn, and a bit of spice.  It's not an overly sweet bourbon, and it's very nicely balanced between rich, oily, sweet and oakey. The whiskey finishes without burn and a slight spearmint note. The details I've given are an accurate version of what I experienced, but incomplete.  I'll update this review if and when I can better place some of the other great scents and flavors.  Had I been served this whiskey blind, I would not have pegged it for a wheated bourbon - it's simply a lot different than other wheated bourbons I'm familiar with - I feel it has more in common with corn/rye/barley mashbill bourbons. At some point I'll do some comparison testing to determine with certainty, but the Mckenzie's BIB quite possibly is my favorite under $50 bourbon.    And it appears that it's popularity is growing quickly. After reading @dubz480's review of the single barrel, I searched for a single barrel bottle for sale online.  No luck. I also noticed that the standard BiB seemed to be out of stock everywhere.  Hopefully that will be rectified soon, or else an emergency trip to upstate New York night be needed.
    45.0 USD per Bottle
    Astor Wines & Spirits
  7. Judson-Aungst

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    41.0 USD per Bottle
    Reed's Liquor Store
  8. Fafnir187

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Powerful nose on this one! Pecan wood, juicy red apple, and fresh hay hit you with force. Also some ethanol, but thankfully does not show up later. On the palate we get pecan nut, oak, cocoa, caramel, and honeycrisp apple. Flavors are bold and rich. Medium to long finish features oak and spicy cinnamon. Not the most complex finish, but appreciate the fullness of it. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy, which compliments the bold flavors very well. Much to do has been made about this being a wheater, but don't buy it as a substitute for Weller; the flavors couldn't be more different. Buy it because for the price it offers a richer experience than many other wheated bourbons on the market (looking at you Maker's) An overall solid offering. It would also be worth noting that this changed dramatically from the neck pour, which was much more chocolate forward and less complex. Of yet further note would be that the plastic cap/cork doesnt seem to make what I would consider a great seal, with the cap basically sliding out with no resistance on subsequent openings. Whether this played a role in the development of the flavors I can only speculate, but felt it worth mentioning.
    45.0 USD per Bottle
  9. jmbenesh

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    45.0 USD per Bottle
    Total Wine & More
  10. theyamazaki

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nickel's Pit BBQ
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