With hang-tags touting awards for the juice inside being ubiquitous these days, it can be hard to see through the marketing BS to find the true gems. For us, single barrel bourbon can sometimes translate into “variability in quality” which may range from “meh” to “hell yes, let’s buy more for the Bourbon Finder Bunker”. That variance could also mean that the particular bottle presented at competition was an exception–rather than a rule–and the offerings on store shelves will not be likely to live up to the hype. If that were truly the case with McKenna 10, it would be sitting on shelves across the nation, which is not the case. This is a highly-rated product for damn good reasons, and at the risk of adding to the hype, and subsequent lack of availability, we’re recommending you buy this any time you see it. It’s that good.
This bottle is available now at Keg N Bottle
Our grading system: As mentioned in our About Us
page, we’re excited to share bourbon with our friends, family, and readers. There are enough critics, cynics, and curmudgeons in the whiskey world as it is. Our goal is to foster the bourbon community in a positive way by bringing fun and entertaining content whenever possible, and as such we decided early on that applying precise scores to whiskey was simply too serious for us. We use a simple grade school system to apply a grade to the whiskeys we review because it is indicative of the whiskey’s grade for us on that particular day. A grade of a “B” today may very well be a “B+” or even a “B-” on another day. Pour a bit and enjoy, these
are the good old days of whiskey!