Monday, October 27, 2014

Henry McKenna 10 Year Single Barrel Bottled in Bond Straight Kentucky Bourbon

I found this whiskey to be a very drinkable, every day type of bourbon. To me it serves very much of what one should expect from your typical, relatively inexpensive bourbon.

The body is a bit heavier than most, however. It has a slightly syrupy feel to it. However, it also has a flavor profile to match, rather than just hitting you with sugary sweetness like some other syrupy whiskies.

The flavor is smoky, and has a mild peppery spice to go along with, almost like smoked meats without the meat flavor, if that makes sense. It also has a light woodiness, and it is all well-complemented by the sweet corn flavor.

The one noticeable feature of this whiskey was a lingering mint flavor, which I did not notice until after I swallowed. It was a spearmint flavor that lingered in the back of my throat. It wasn't overpowering such that I didn't enjoy it, nor did it make me fall in love. It was just something that I noticed, something which may turn people on or off this whiskey.

All in all, this is a bottle I would definitely buy again, and one that I would recommend to anyone who may not be all that familiar with bourbons.

Grade: B-

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