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Our First ‘Finished’ Bourbon

Recently, we touched on the subject of barrel finishing. Today, we continue the discussion and look at one particular type of barrel: Cognac Barrels. For many, the idea of Cognac is almost romantic. In your mind’s eye, you’re probably thinking of a gorgeous big snifter and maybe pairing it with a cigar. But, what exactly […]

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Barrel Finishing not finishing.

Our first goal at J. Henry & Sons is to create the best Bourbon possible. That’s why we age every barrel of our farm grown Wisconsin Straight Bourbon a minimum of five years before considering a bottle. A second goal is to help educate the world as to what is involved in the grain-to-glass process […]

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It’s already February, so much happened in January, we can’t wait.

Hard to believe January is already over, but if you have been drinking curious and trying some new eats and restaurants, it’s been a great month. We started the New Year with our friends at the Heritage Tavern in Madison, preparing an outstanding four-course meal paired with drinks by both Wisconsin Brewing Company and J. […]

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Bourbon Women Chicago Selecting a Barrel

If you love bourbon, consider joining bourbonwomen.org and participating in this fun community of bourbon appreciating gals. We hope to have a Wisconsin Branch soon but until then, our sisters in Chicago host a wide variety of great events. CHICAGO BRANCH NEWS Hello Chicago Bourbon Women! With the start of a new year comes the […]

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Sorry Folks, No More Barrels At This Time

Why Bourbon Barrels? If you are looking for used bourbon barrels (only used once per bourbon laws) to add some flavor and depth to your home-brew, wine, maple syrup, cherries, honey, barbecue sauce, vanilla, coffee, liquors….. you get the idea, we have an excellent example of flavor enhancing – J. Henry Wisconsin Straight Bourbon barrels – […]

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What is Barrel Finishing?

Our first goal at J. Henry & Sons is to create the best Bourbon possible. That’s why we age every barrel of our farm grown Wisconsin Straight Bourbon a minimum of five years before considering a bottle. A second goal is to help educate the world as to what is involved in the grain-to-glass process […]

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Madison Restaurant Week Starts Today!

Madison has some incredible restaurants. Some of these are locally owned, and some aren’t. Regardless of that, their food is delicious and we have a little secret how you can Reward Yourself while taking it easy on your wallet.   Twice a year, Madison Magazine puts on Madison Restaurant Week. This year, the Winter edition […]

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The Culmination of Three Generations J. Henry & Sons Bourbon

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The Passing of an Icon

It is with great sorrow that we learned of the recent passing of Parker Beam. If you’re unfamiliar with his name, Parker was the Master Distiller Emeritus of Heaven Hill Distillery. He was a sixth-generation Beam Master Distiller, a charter member of the Bourbon Hall of Fame, and in 2015 he received a Lifetime Achievement […]

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Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a safe and joyous holiday season. Over the past year, our business has grown rapidly. We expanded into Illinois and Minnesota and online through Binnys.com and Ezras.com. We have received several more awards and recognition for our bourbons; Double Gold medal at the San Francisco International Spirits Competition, Double Gold, Best […]

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