Giving a clear nod to traditional KY bourbon while simultaneously forging its own path, J. Henry & Sons (Dane, WI) bourbon is an absolute game changer for craft whiskey fans. Rich and earthy, with the perfect dose of residual sweetness and smoke, this 4-grain bourbon (60% heirloom red corn, 14% winter wheat, 14% rye, 12% malted barley) was born to be paired with a fine cigar. We couldn’t be happier to bring you this single-barrel “Cigar Bourbon” from J. Henry & Sons. Cheers!
Tasting Notes: Stewed dark cherries, brown sugar, creamy vanilla, fancy-$%$ chocolate pastry, and a puff of warm tobacco.
The Nerdy Bits:
Mash Bill: 60% heirloom red corn, 14% winter wheat, 14% rye, 12% malted barley
Fill Date: 01/13/2017
Bottle Date: 10/10/2023
Age: 6 years, 8 months, 27 days
J. Henry Barrel #: 707
Entry Proof: 118.94
Barrel Char: #3, medium toast
Tucked away on a family farm in the rural town of Dane, Wisconsin, J. Henry & Sons has quietly grown into one of the premier craft distilleries in the US. After spending several decades returning the farm to prominence, owners Joe and Liz Henry decided to take on a new challenge in 2008 - bourbon. To make their signature bourbon, they selected an heirloom red corn variety that was grown by Joe’s father in the 1940’s-1960’s. This exclusive red corn, along with their superior wheat and rye varieties, gives J. Henry & Sons Bourbon a sweet and earthy profile unlike any other bourbon on the market.
We first discovered J. Henry & Sons line of small batch and single barrel bourbons when visiting family in Wisconsin in 2013. We were immediately impressed by not only the rich, complex nature of the bourbon, but also the fact that it was fully mature at just 5-years (Wisconsin has some of the most extreme seasonal temperature fluctuations in the US). While widely popular among whiskey enthusiasts in Wisconsin and the greater Chicago area, J. Henry & Sons Bourbon, especially the limited releases and single barrel products, is nearly impossible to come by in other regions of the country. Take advantage of this unique collaboration (Two Souls Spirits is the first independent bottler to work with J. Henry & Sons!) and “Reward Yourself” with a bottle of the incredible bourbon that sparked our obsession with craft whiskey! Cheers!