Review #175. Henry McKenna 10yr Bottled In Bond

Whiskey Network Review #175 | /r/Bourbon Review #94-: Henry McKenna 10 Year Single Barrel Bottled in Bond


Distiller: Heaven Hill

Bottler: Heaven Hill

ABV: 50% ABV

Age: 10 Years

Barrel: 2082

Barrel Date: 10/6/2005

Source: Bottle, Purchased


Nose: Peanuts and maple. Brown sugar and caramel with a healthy dose of oak. Sweet and woody without astringency or acetone like Elijah Craig Small Batch, which I don’t love.

Taste: Sweet and oaky. Mild pine. Healthy dose of molasses, peanut brittle and caramel. Average mouth feel but it coats nicely and introduces no unpleasant burn.

Finish: Medium to long. Woody and sweet. reminds me of a caramel sundae. It has all of the flavors that I love and none that I don’t.

Overall: If you didn’t heed my warning in the beginning, you’re rude and I hate you. No, I’m kidding. This is great stuff. It doesn’t blow away in any one aspect but it is very solid, definitely delicious and priced like the year is 2005. I feel like I’m stealing when I can still get 10yr BIB bourbon at less than $30. I’m rating this bottle a 7: it certainly is well above average in my eyes. This means that Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bottled in Bond sits snugly next to 4 Roses Single Barrel, SAOS 8/9yr Single Barrel Picks and PHC:PoH. Not a bad place to sit, little buddy. Thanks for reading!

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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