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.