Senior Refuge Member
- May 17, 2020
- Reaction score
- SE Tennessee
Not necessarily. Like almost 50% of Henry McKenna 10-years have been bottled after they won the worlds best whiskey whatever or another in 2018 or 19. Before their award they were a fantastic whiskey for a fantastic price. Since then they’ve been really hit or miss in the name of quantity and the hype has pushed them up around the three figure mark most places. You can still find an incredible whiskey in some bottles, but you’re playing roulette if you don’t know that going in and as a bourbon novice you could potentially be severely disappointed, especially for the price. If you’re not willing to gamble in the price I’d avoid anything bottled after the 6k bottle mark or so (I believe. I might be a little off though). If you can still find it for pre-hype prices though (~$30) I’d buy it all day regardless of bottling.
Yikes. I paid exactly $23 in Washington D.C. a couple years ago—while everyone and their brother was buying up every wheated bourbon in sight (except Maker’s) for $80+ a bottle.
Didn’t realize it had gone to pot.
Guess I got to enjoy it right before the storm. It might have been 2018.