Review: Henry McKenna 10-Year Single Barrel #3936

Paid: $30 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Heaven Hill

Region: Kentucky

50% ABV

Aged For: 10 Years

Mashbill: 78% corn, 12% barley, 10% rye

Cask Type: New charred oak

Details: Cask # 3936, barreled 10/10/2007

Color: Auburn

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Fruity with a hint of lime zest and caramel sauce. Oak, corn mash, vanilla, green chilies, caraway seeds, and green coffee beans

Feel: Medium body

Taste: More traditional oak tannin character with leather, pepper, tobacco, citrus, baked apple cinnamon, and cherry

Finish: Medium warmth and length, toffee, oak, pepper, bitter chocolate, rye, and burnt leather

Thoughts: The nose was very interesting, with a lot of fruit and chili, and then became more standard a profile, finishing with a slightly bitter toasted oak sort of finish.

Score: 80 out of 100

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