Henry McKenna 10 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Henry McKenna 10 Year Old Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon

(0.75l, 50%)


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The ultimate everyday Bourbon.

Henry Mckenna was an Irish immigrant who came to Kentucky in 1837. With a background in distilling, Mckenna brought with him the generations-old family Whisky recipe and set up shop in Fairfield, Kentucky — just about five miles from where the current Heaven Hill Distillery is located in Bardstown, Kentucky. The story of Heaven Hill is quite a tale to tell in itself. They started back in 1933 and remain the only family-owned distillery in Kentucky, with the second largest inventory of Bourbon in the world. In 1996, Heaven Hill's production plant was almost completely destroyed by fire. The company survived and while fermenting, mashing, and distilling now occurs at the new Louisville distillery, aging, bottling, and shipping still occur in Bardstown. The question is – what do good ol’ Henry and Heaven Hill have in common?

Well, besides the location, the love for Bourbon, of course. Now, you take that love for Bourbon, combine it with the classic Heaven Hill mash bill (75% corn, 13% rye & 12% barley), almost a hundred years of tradition, 10 years in the barrel, and you get Henry McKenna Single Barrel 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon. The Whiskey is Bottled-in-Bond* at 50% ABV and represents everything a proper traditional Bourbon’s supposed to be. It’s tasty, aromatic and packs quite a punch as well. Perfectly balanced. Last but not least – it represents outstanding value for money. It drinks like a Whiskey twice the price. But it doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not. It’s just a good old-fashioned straightforward Bourbon made with competence and love. Henry would approve.

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*Any spirit labeled as Bottled-in-Bond must be the product of one distillation season and one distiller at a single distillery. Also, the law requires that bonded spirits be aged in a federally bonded warehouse under U.S. government supervision for at least four years and bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV). Henry McKenna is the longest aged Bottled-in-Bond available today, resting in the barrel through 40 Kentucky seasons. 

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spicy
caramel
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vanilla
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The temperatures of American warehouses are much higher, so the pace of maturation is much quicker for Bourbons than for Scotch Whiskies

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm amber gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla, Oak, Caramel.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Honey, Cinnamon, Dark fruit.

Finish
Long, rich and spicy. 
Ratings & Reviews
Stephen
Stephen,
Taste younger than a 10 year old, but has a very stereotypical bourbon flavor. This is a constant in my home bar.
 
Scott
Scott,
Easy to drink for 100 proof
 
Mike
Mike,
Love the nose, honey and caramel and fruit, tastes a little spicy and hot, Carmel in the back , long finish but not as sweet as some. Pretty good but not my favorite so far after my first tasting. Unless you like high proof whiskey this is not for you, it’s pretty intense but in a good way for some who like that. I like it, wish it was a little sweeter for me but then I have a lot of those bottles so it’s a nice interesting addition to my collection.
 
Marcus
Marcus,
Solid complex offering. Balanced oak and nice soft mouthfeel with wine like tannins and butterscotch notes.
 
J
J,
Smooth and easy sipping
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Awesome.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Very smooth. Caramel and vanilla. Loved it.
 
Chris
Chris,
Smooth, spicy, excellent pour
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Not as great as I would have liked it to be after all of the rave reviews, but thats how a "single barrel" bourbon is, some barrels are the best of the bunch and some are not so strong. I may have had one of the lesser barrels, so I will try again later, but the asking price is such a joke here... Its over secondary prices at the moment.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Best Bourbon I’ve ever had.
 
guest
guest,
Creme brûlée, oaky spice, honey, woody tannic finish
 
Darin
Darin,
Love this. Amazing nose, taste. Drinking after a lower ABV Whiskey will cause you to adjust to the heat but the flavor is so rich you don’t care.
 
guest
guest,
Awesome
 
Trent
Trent,
Smooth honey tones with a great finish
 
Baker
Baker,
Not a bad bourbon but maybe I was expecting more after reading strong reviews. Not as smooth as expected. IMO better options for the price.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Smooth and rich with hints of maple and molasses
 
Scott
Scott,
smooth and wonderful. Good blend of Vanilla, caramel, slight spice.
 
Nick
Nick,
Fresh off a series of impressive wins at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the Henry McKenna 10 Year Single Barrel Bottled-in-Bond bourbon has exploded in popularity and is becoming increasingly expensive and difficult to find. Imagine my delight when I stumbled across a handful of bottles at $39.99. I grabbed one without hesitation, making it the first bottled-in-bond and first single barrel in my collection and only the second with an age statement. My particular selection was bottled on March 24, 2009, from barrel 6571. As usual, I poured it neat into a Glencairn glass and got down to the business of bourbon. The nose is simply classic with notes of vanilla and caramel on top of oak and faint mint. At 100 proof, the smell of alcohol is bold, but not overwhelming. Overall, the nose is pleasant, but not especially unique or noteworthy. The initial taste is sweet with vanilla continuing and being bolstered by bright citrus and honey. The mouthfeel is perfect. An ideal coating that has just enough oil and density to savor. The finish brings cinnamon and pepper and is long and smooth. Waiting to take the next sip, I get leather, bubble gum, and oak with the vanilla and honey coming back around again. Personally, I love the nose on a bourbon and this one was meeker than I had hoped, but what the McKenna lacks in the nose it more than makes up for in palate and finish. This bourbon deserves the accolades and you deserve to get it while you can.
 
guest
guest,
Extremely smooth. Don’t disgrace it by mixing it. Rocks are optional.
 
Chad
Chad,
Perfection
 
Jake
Jake,
Definitely a favorite! Caramel and vanilla flavor with a smooth start and a warm finish
 
Liz
Liz,
Super easy to drink but nothing flavor wise stood out too much. Well balanced.
 
Donald
Donald,
Smooth, sweet caramel.
 
Sam
Sam,
Love this bourbon. For the price cannot be beat and quite frankly don't know that you can beat it then. Just a dang good option, if you can find it.
 
Paul
Paul,
Love it. One of my favs. A brown sugar and caramel flavor with a rich dark color to it.
 
Paige
Paige,
Fantastic 10 Year Bottled In Bond bourbon! The flavor profile is fairly complex and pairs well with the spice accompanied. If you can find it, buy it. Great bourbon to sip on for under $40!
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Drinkable to the max. Cinnamon caramel melts in your mouth.
 
Adam
Adam,
Whats to say? Bottled in bond, great price range. If you like burbons, and you find this do not buy one, get all you can!
 
Todd
Todd,
My mom used to wax poetic about Henry McKenna when she used to live in the south. This is a real darn good bourbon for the price point. Heck forget the price point. It is a darned good bourbon.
 
Doyle
Doyle,
Can't beat it for the price of a bottle in bond. I'm sure since it just won best bourbon it'll start selling out everywhere and be impossible to find. If you see one buy two.
 
Bobby
Bobby,
smooth, not a lot of bite, and something i would keep on the shelf. Great price point as well for right now
 
Jay
Jay,
Smooth and rich. Love it!
 
Steve
Steve,
Decent for the price, but many other better options at the the same price point
 
Dwight
Dwight,
It’s like drinking a liquid Cinnabon Roll - cinnamon, honey, butter, vanilla and some warm bread. Fantastic!!
 
Jeff
Jeff,
A sharp front end bite. This is coming from a loyal heaven hill fan.
 
Zach
Zach,
This is a great go to daily drinker. For the price you can't beat it. I am hoping it doesn't start disappearing now though since it won best whiskey in San Fran
 
Jim
Jim,
Bit too much bite
 
Chris
Chris,
Really difficult to beat for the price. A solid 10-year BiB bourbon for under $50.
 
Paul
Paul,
For a daily drinker, this juice is a hidden gem.
 
guest
guest,
Bold caramel flavor at the end, lingers long enough to enjoy but short enough you want another sip.
 
guest
guest,
Smooth with a hint of spice and cinnamon
 
Art
Art,
Amazing bottle, if you get a chance to try this, don't miss out! Soon to be as hard to find as any!
 
Mathew
Mathew,
Very solid for the price range for a 10 year. If you can find this one for 35 and below, worth having.
 
Cole
Cole,
Damn good. Sweet and smooth.
 
Al
Al,
Strong smell of alcohol in beginning with a smooth sweat Carmel taste in middle followed by slight peppery finish. I would recommend.
 
Kris
Kris,
I like the kick at first, then the oak and slightly floral taste that lingers in.
 
Tony
Tony,
Very enjoyable. Thanks for the bottle Brandon.
 
Lee
Lee,
What's not to like? This is a great go to drinker. Smooth neat. Enjoyable.
 
Graham
Graham,
It’s a little sharp but nothing really bad I could say about it - Especially for the price! Definitely underpriced
 
Tim
Tim,
A ten year bottled in bond under $40, how can you go wrong? Try it, you will not be dissappointed!
 
Richard
Richard,
Very smooth, with complex flavor, should be a go to for bourbon drinkers, and the price is nice too.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Good everyday bourbon. Has a kick but not a lot of complex flavors but as the other reviewer says, check the boxes.
 
guest
guest,
Absolutely love the balance. You can taste a subtle red licorice. Smooth and full of flavor. Can rarely find it here in northern Indiana.
 
Zack
Zack,
excellent aroma, very nice complexity, long finish, getting harder to find, excellent price
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Very smooth no bite like some bourbons . The price is reasonable and I like it better than some bourbons that cost way more.
 
KEVIN
KEVIN,
AMAZING FOR THE PRICE. GREAT BOTTLE.
 
Brian
Brian,
One of my favorite, affordable bourbons. Vanilla and Carmel nose, smooth and fruity flavors, with a smooth and spicy finish. Love it on ice with a splash of water.
 
Christina
Christina,
The best bourbon under $30 that we may ever see. Smooth, minimal spice, and a huge cherry bomb on the finish. I love it. It's never been a disappointment.
 
Andy
Andy,
No one would blink if this bottle was priced 25% higher. It should be renamed "Bang for your buck!"
 
Michael
Michael,
This is a fantastic bourbon for this price point. It checks all of the boxes for a classic bourbon flavor profile. Vanilla...check. Caramel...check. Oak...check. Spice...check. It even has notes of sweet tea on the finish and aftertaste. This is the perfect bottle to introduce someone into the world of bourbon.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
I get strong caramel and vanilla on the front end with the bang of fire on the backend. Great bottle for the price point.
 
James
James,
Not bad whiskey, but not what I expected from a 10 year old bourbon.
 
Travis
Travis,
Great neat
 
Aaron
Aaron,
Very smooth, mild flavor for the proof.
 
Brian
Brian,
I was talking with an older gent in Total Wine who was looking for Henry McKenna 10 and they were sold out, again! I found a bottle and I can see why the sell out, it's very enjoyable.
 
James
James,
In my mind, this tastes like a mainstream bourbon, in the best way. It's not over-the-top interesting for sure, but it checks the boxes you want checked. Makes for a great cocktail bourbon, better than most.
 
guest
guest,
Needs lots of ice, or just a splash of water. Very good though.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Cinnamon, spice, caramel and a bit of fire.
 
Scott
Scott,
For the price, this is one of the most flavorful bourbons available. In a flood of new distillers and craft whiskeys this one stands out. They have found the balance between grains, cut, aging, and barrel char that makes this one of my favorite bourbons. Even at 100 proof it tastes of spice as opposed to alcohol burn.
 
Chris
Chris,
Just an amazing bourbon, probably the best I’ve had for the price. It’s always in my cabniet when I can find it on the shelf
 
Jeremiah
Jeremiah,
Pretty good, but has a lingering warmth that may be too intense for some people.
 
guest
guest,
Delicious. Period.
 
Kris
Kris,
Won double gold for a reason and for the price it's really solid, the caramel and oak are perfectly balanced
 
Scott
Scott,
What a bargain. It's definitely a sipping bourbon, but I felt it needed a drop or two of water to open up/account for it being 100 proof. Highly recommend.
 
Angelina
Angelina,
You cannot go wrong with this 10 year old bottle and Bond it has everything a whiskey should be, Carmel, maple, light smoke, from smell on the nose to the warmth on the palette it's got it to sip and make it a summer night.
 
Blake
Blake,
Great for everyday dram!
 
Rick
Rick,
Great price point for a 10 year.
 
Nolan
Nolan,
Excellent everyday sipper. At that price point there is no finer bourbon.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
Good, I enjoy it after a hard day working outside.
 
Scott
Scott,
This is one of my favorite bottles. It has a nice worthiness to it that really sets it apart.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Very Good & Very Good value. Solid flavors. To me this needs water or ice it drinks at or above its 100 proof
 
Rebecca
Rebecca,
This bourbon is exactly what it says it is, the “Everyday Table Bourbon”. Heavy on wheat, light on rye, yet with more kick than other wheats such as Makers Mark. Fantastic on it’s own, but it shines in the perfect Old Fashioned with it’s hit of cinnamon & slight caramel notes from the charred oak. This is a staple in our household, especially since the price is below $35.00 in Indiana stores!
 
guest
guest,
Best bourbon for the price. Flavor that satisfies every time at a price you can enjoy every day
 
Jason
Jason,
Incredible value
 
Spencer
Spencer,
Excellent smooth tasting bourbon. Best everyday bourbon at a very reasonable price.
 
Mikel
Mikel,
Not a bad price, but a little harsh on the ethanol flavor.
 
Chris
Chris,
This gets a 10/10 for price to quality ratio. My favorite table bourbon for the money. Where else can you find a 10 year old single barrel bottle in bond bourbon for this price? This should be on everyone's shelf who likes whiskey.
 
Tommy
Tommy,
Very flavorful on ice or neat.
 
Charles
Charles,
Very solid, and a great value at $33. Not many products can wow you in this price range, but Henry McKenna 10 year is one of them. At this price, its affordable to have a bottle on hand in your bar at all times.
 
Bianca
Bianca,
Notes of peanut butter! Yum!
 
Anthony
Anthony,
A great value. Smooth but flavorful. Definitely more of an easy sipping whiskey than you would expect from a 100 proof bottle.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
I enjoyed how simple it was, good flavor, everything I expect out of a bourbon that you have neat at the end of a long day.
 
Tom
Tom,
A nice surprise. A heavy nose of cinnamon and perhaps vanilla, with the taste to back it up. A strong spicy finish that gives way to a butter scotch fruit after taste. Very nice.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
One of the best kept secrets in bourbon. Great bib. Full of flavor. Nice long finish. Heaven hill knows how to do it.
 
Chris
Chris,
Smooth with nice flavor notes, not a real strong finish but solid.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Enjoying it ! Just a NICE mellow Bourbon.
 
ALICIA
ALICIA,
Solid bourbon.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Great nice and smooth .
 
Dorian
Dorian,
For the price, this is a go to bourbon for me. I really enjoy the aroma, the spice and finish. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good bang for the buck!
 
MICHAEL
MICHAEL,
So far one of the smoothest bottled in bond bourbons I've tasted.
 
Chris
Chris,
Spicy yet smooth. You can definitely tell it's 100 proof. Recommended by local bartender I trust.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Delicious!!!
 
Mike
Mike,
Great BOURBON spicy nice and flavorful, love it
 
Joe
Joe,
Smooth and rich, however a little too sweet for my taste. Overall great for the price and very good.
 
Russ
Russ,
Good stuff.
 
Chelsea
Chelsea,
Good for it’s price. Definitely as after taste spiciness. Still smooth at the same time.
 
Chad
Chad,
One of my favorites. Smooth and flavorful.
 
Chris
Chris,
Go to drink at $30
 
Kevin
Kevin,
There are better bourbons out there, but this is one of the best for the price. A very good daily sipping bourbon.
 
guest
guest,
Top notch for the price!!
 
Stephan
Stephan,
have an Eagle Rare instead!
 
Rob
Rob,
Good, not great. Heavy Spice
 
Michael
Michael,
Great for the price, definitely a nightly drinker
 
Anthony
Anthony,
nose:vanilla, oak, rye spice palate:slightly oily, cinnamon finish: oak, spicy, vanilla, long finish overall: good strength at 100 proof but missing a lot of the depth associated with aged whiskey
 
Clinton
Clinton,
Very smooth easy to drink-10 year old single barrel for this price is hard to beat.
 
Jerome
Jerome,
Bit spicy on the end but nice
 
Tristan
Tristan,
Great nose of vanilla and barley. Zesty palate with complexity and a bit of a bite. Great value for a 100% proof bourbon that a scotch drinker would enjoy.
 
guest
guest,
Balanced heat, not overly sweet, great Bourbon for the price,
 
Kyle
Kyle,
good nose, after taste come pretty good, but it's a bit aggressive
 
Michael
Michael,
This bourbon as beats the darlings at my house in every blind tasting. Amazing and under the radar.
 
Matt
Matt,
The best screw cap Bourbon on earth. For the price, you won't feel bad mixing into a perfect Old Fashioned....
 
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