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    Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    really enjoying a pour of this right now, had a few before so not going to comment much on taste, but have to agree its like EWSB at a proper proof.

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    Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    A really good solid bourbon. A great barrel selection program that I often take advantage of when my local retailers get their bottles in. Never disappoints. Noticed they recently changed their label too.

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    Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    A good friend was at our local liquor store today and called and asked me for a bourbon recommendation. I was sipping on a PS HMcK BiB, and enjoying it immensely, so I told him to get himself one too. And then I went on to drone about how it was great stuff, probably not as good as my PS barrel, and more expensive by a hair, blah, blah, blah, then he chimed in with, "It says barreled in 1995, is that good?" That's right, pre-fire HH, and I passed on that bottle dozens of times without opening the cardboard box to check the barreled date. I can't wait until he cracks it so we can do a SBS with a more current offering. I know this 10 yr. BIB also happens to be single barrel, but are there significant differences between the pre-fire and post-fire versions of HMcK?

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    Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    The stills are different but the mashbill and warehousing are the same so for my taste no, I wouldn't call the difference significant. Would like to hear your take on it.
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    Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    Quote Originally Posted by Wryguy View Post
    A good friend was at our local liquor store today and called and asked me for a bourbon recommendation. I was sipping on a PS HMcK BiB, and enjoying it immensely, so I told him to get himself one too. And then I went on to drone about how it was great stuff, probably not as good as my PS barrel, and more expensive by a hair, blah, blah, blah, then he chimed in with, "It says barreled in 1995, is that good?" That's right, pre-fire HH, and I passed on that bottle dozens of times without opening the cardboard box to check the barreled date. I can't wait until he cracks it so we can do a SBS with a more current offering. I know this 10 yr. BIB also happens to be single barrel, but are there significant differences between the pre-fire and post-fire versions of HMcK?
    Did it used to come in a box too? With the packaging as it was I can only imagine how great a matching box would be.

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    Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    Had a bottle of this (third grade art project label) and was singularly unimpressed after the first couple pours. It's not that I didn't like it, I just figured there were plenty others I liked better for a similar price once this bottle was eventually polished off.

    Had curling practice last night - I'm a curler (so you'd think I'd drink Scotch) and the season begins soon - and busted out my bottle to share after 6 of us played a quasi-game. It tasted much more intriguing to me, more flavor, quite smooth, and the others at the table all liked it as well. So I may have to reconsider another purchase.

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    Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    My only complaint is that I have had a few different bottles of this which were a bit too thin. I have had some barrel selections of this at restaurants which were GREAT. Still none to me have the proper chew that HH 10 BIB (DSP31) had. I look forward to a McKenna which tastes as good as the HH10 BIB
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    Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    I was not familiar with this label but I stumbled across a bottle today when visiting a new liquor store. They had a barrel selection, so I picked it up. I came to the forum to learn a bit about it and see that it's the selection of the month! Very serendipitous.

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    Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    Can someone comment on what the label change looks like (before and after)? I just picked up a bottle to try. It's a very homemade looking label with a copper wire wrapped many times around the neck and an oval copper stamped tag stating "Bottled in Bond". The front label is green felt with a small bi-fold paper that is attached with a sticker that has a hand written barrel number (799) and barreled date (9/28/01). Wondering if this is the old or new label.

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    Re: BOTM 10/13: Henry McKenna Single Barrel BIB

    The felt is the older label.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

 

 

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