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Henry McKenna Kentucky Straight Bourbon 1 Litre 1987

Lot: 5026182

Henry McKenna Kentucky Straight Bourbon 1 Litre 1987

Winning Bid: £171

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Four Roses
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Kentucky, USA
Bottler: 
Seagram
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
40%
Bottle Size: 
1 Litre
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Henry McKenna Kentucky Straight Bourbon 1 Litre 1987

A bourbon brand with an interesting history. Henry McKenna was distilled by Seagram for most of the 20th century at the Henry McKenna distillery in Fairfield, which they acquired from the family in 1941.

Seagram closed the Fairfield distillery in 1976, and in an unusual deal, sold the domestic rights to the brand to Heaven Hill a few years later. Seagram retained ownership of the export version however, producing it at their Four Roses distillery until their eventual dissolution in the early 2000s.

This is a Four Roses whiskey from the late 1980s.

The Four Roses distillery was built in Lawrenceburg in 1910 by JTS Brown & Sons. Known back then as the Old Prentice, it is one of the Kentucky distilleries on the National Register of Historic Buildings for its distinctive Spanish mission style architecture. It was re-opened in 1933 after the repeal of Prohibition, passing into the hands of Seagram in 1946, who moved the production of their Four Roses brand there and eventually renamed the distillery after it. When Seagram was wound up in the early 2000s, the distillery and its brands were bought by Japanese firm, Kirin, who continue to produce Four Roses to great acclaim, as well as contract distilling for a number of other bourbon brands.

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