Henry McKenna 10 Year BiB Bourbon Flash Review
Company on Label: Heaven Hill
Whiskey Type: Bourbon
Mash Bill Percentages: 78% Corn, 10% Rye, 12% Barley
Age: 10 years
Further identification: Barrel 9563; barreled on 11-16-09
Oh this one is rich and dark instead of the usual light citrus I get. The nose is still very citrusy, but it also comes with a dark leather and cherry. Vanilla bean ice cream is so creamy; a light caramel drizzle mixing in. Pepper, butter and very malty notes coming out now. The cherry has turned to a sour candy. The leather is just so potent mixed with the dessert vanilla. A thick honey can be found on the edges of the glass. I could nose this forever. Palate is quite a departure from the experience I was having on the nose. Simply unique in its own regard, it punches forward with a syrupy, minty oak. Dark fruit like dates and figs sit in the middle. Slightly tannic on the oak note but balanced by a hint of sweet honey. Rye grain is the predominant addition to the flavor mix, but presents very subtly. Finish is low in intensity but long in duration. I feel like I'm left in a thin cloud of dark sweetness.