PBMichiganWolverine

McKenzie Bottled-in-Bond Wheated Bourbon

Bourbon — New York, USA

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!
  • PBMichiganWolverine

    @dubz480 nice! Thanks—-and I have that Mckenzie ice wine waiting in the wings for us

  • PBMichiganWolverine

    @geologyjane it won’t blow your socks off, but at this price range, it’s great VFM. The Del Bac dorado was probably my favorite craft American. If you can find that, it’s amazing

  • dubz480

    I keep telling people, this is the most slept on Whiskey of 2019. The SiB is like this but on steroids. It's in your next sample pack with the Vatted American Malt and Old Forester Birthday for sure! Cheers!

  • geologyjane

    Nice review. I keep meandering by this bottle and keep passing it up. It’s also starting to pop up on some of my feeds as recommended. Guess I better check it out soon.

  • PBMichiganWolverine

    @jonwilkinson7309 I just recently bought their ice wine finish rye—-sounded interesting especially considering ice wine casks are not very common. Hopefully just as good

  • jonwilkinson7309

    Glad you liked it! I hadn't heard about the ten year yet - I'll be in line for that one for sure.