Henry Mckenna Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 80 Proof

Henry McKenna Henry Mckenna Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 80 Proof

(0.75l, 40%)

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Heaven Hill’s straight-forward, working class Bourbon.

Henry McKenna was an Irish immigrant who came to the Kentucky region in 1837. Since he was in the distilling business back in the old country, it made sense that he would apply his skills in his new home. He set up shop in Fairfield, Kentucky — just about five miles from where the current Heaven Hill Distillery is located. This Whiskey is named after him.

Henry McKenna Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 80 Proof shares the sour mash bill with other notable Heaven Hill brands Elijah Craig, Fighting Cock, Evan Williams, and a few others — 75% Corn, 13% Rye, and 12% Barley. So what we have here are the working-class casks aged a minimum of four years in the same rickhouses. Maybe they didn’t get the premium penthouse location, maybe they sat in a cool spot, maybe they had a bit more or less evaporation. But every ounce of heart and soul are there.
  • Category
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark Caramel

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is light with notes of mixed citrus and caramel-corn followed by toasted wood spice and vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile is right what you expect with smooth, blended notes of butterscotch, baking spices, a dash of oak, and vanilla.

The finish is light and clean.
Ratings & Reviews
Surprising drinkable. Good value.
Good, basic bourbon. Not as good as the 10 year old version, but for the price it is a nice sipper. Little bite on the start with fair amounts of flavor and a nice finish. Would definitely purchase again, especially for the price.
Not my favorite. Too much of a corn flavor
Your basic solid Ky bourbon. A great representation of Kentucky’s bourbon choices.
Meh, not my fav. Ordered because it had such great rating. To me, it was harsh. It did smooth out, but first few sips were rough. It has a nice flavor though, just wish it was more smooth.
A sweet-tasting, low proof, simple bourbon. When you're in the mood for something cheap and uncomplicated or looking for a mixing whiskey this'll do just fine. This bourbon has it's place and isn't pretending to be somthing else. Worth a try I say.
Candy corn and vanilla with a light oak spice. Palate is also joined by a nuttiness and some orange zest. Creamy mouthfeel with cinnamon on the finish. Heaven Hill distillery was founded in 1935, immediately after Prohibition ended in the United States in 1933, after a group of investors, including the famous Joseph L. Beam, decided to be ready for the rebounding market. Heaven Hill is located on a massive estate boasting 22 multi-story rick-houses across hundreds of acres of land. Now known as the "Heaven Hill Bernheim Distillery" they have the second-largest inventory of Bourbon Whiskey in the world. It is also the only remaining large-scale family-owned distillery in Kentucky. In 1837, Henry McKenna emigrated from Ireland to the United States. After spending nearly two decades as a farmer in Kentucky, McKenna founded an eponymous distillery in 1855. At the time, McKenna focused on the production of wheat whiskey (the only crop he was harvesting at the time) and was able to distill enough whiskey to fill one barrel each day. As word of McKenna's high-quality whiskey spread, McKenna was able to triple his distillation capacity and began experimenting with the production of bourbon. Following his death in 1893, McKenna's three sons — Daniel, Stafford and, James — began operating the business. The 80-proof Henry Mckenna Bourbon Whiskey honors the rich family tradition and pioneering spirit of Henry McKenna, one of the founding fathers of bourbon. He was among the first to age his whiskey in new, charred American oak barrels. Aged for a minimum of 4 years, it has a mash bill of 75% corn, 13% rye, and 12% barley and is bottled at 80 proof. 
Easy to drink neat.
Pretty good.
Nothing special going on here. It's a very standard bourbon with all the expected flavors. Very affordable daily drinker, but not special. I think there's better bourbon even around $20.
Excellent bourbon for the price. Probably best bottle of liquor below $15 I've ever had
Sweet start and balanced sip with a smokey finish. Very enjoyable scotch.
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