J.Henry and Sons


Is There Really Such a Thing as a Wisconsin Bourbon?

Wisconsin bourbon
– now there’s a phrase you don’t hear every day. And yet, it’s exactly what we’ve created.

It’s not unusual for us to hear from customers who like the taste of our bourbon, but doubt its authenticity. Despite what we say, they have a lingering suspicion J. Henry & Sons Wisconsin Straight Bourbon really comes from somewhere down in Kentucky, and that we essentially slap a new label on our bottles and sell it as something different. What they always want to know is this: is there really such a thing as a Wisconsin bourbon?

First, let us say we take the question as a compliment. The fact that so many whiskey aficionados put us in the same category as distilleries that have been around for decades is a real compliment. Second, we want to make it clear that there actually is such a thing as a Wisconsin bourbon. And if you’ve had J. Henry & Sons, you’ve tried it. If you haven’t, you should do so immediately.

Being from Wisconsin isn’t just about the labeling, either. Here are a few things you might want to know about our award-winning bourbon…

J. Henry & Sons Bourbon is Locally Grown and Wisconsin Proud

The ingredients for J. Henry & Sons Wisconsin Straight Bourbon aren’t just locally grown, they are completely unique to our part of the world. That’s because our whiskey is based on a unique strain of red corn that can only be found on our family farm and has been grown by one generation after another. When we say we are proud to be from Wisconsin, we mean it in every sense of the word.

Our Bourbon Ages With the Wisconsin Elements

Every batch of our bourbon is aged for a minimum of five years in a charred oak barrel. Unlike a lot of other distillers, we don’t obsess over every variation in temperature or humidity. Instead, we let our bourbon age with the seasons, enduring long summers and cold winters for a whiskey that’s smooth and robust at the same time. The result is a distinct flavor that’s slightly different every year, depending on what the elements throw our way.

We Make Something That’s Completely Unique

When you put together our homegrown ingredients, our unique recipe, and an aging process that’s like none other, you get a bourbon that is born in the Kentucky tradition but has a distinctly Wisconsin feel. Simply put, you won’t taste another bourbon like ours anywhere else in the world. And, it’s only available in restaurants and stores close to home. It’s not just that we distill an authentic Wisconsin bourbon – it’s that we give you a full-bodied bourbon taste you can’t get anywhere else.

Lots of people are understandably curious about our Wisconsin bourbon. Now that you know a little bit about the story behind each bottle, isn’t it time you tried a sip for yourself? Visit our vendors page to find area restaurants and liquor stores that carry J. Henry & Sons Wisconsin Straight Bourbon.

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