We take a lot of pride in our whiskies.  McKenzie Whiskeys are made from only the best ingredients, and are distilled using old-time techniques. Handmade and un-chillfiltered, these fine spirits have rich, complex flavors and smooth, colorful finishes. Superb straight-up or on the rocks, but they also stand up well in a variety of cocktails.

We also offer Glen Thunder, an un-aged whiskey that’s our smooth take on moonshine. This clear, grain based spirits is often better suited to mixing than its aged, sipping-whiskey counterparts.

Interested in aging your own batch of whiskey at home? We also offer whiskey aging kits at our distillery store.  The kit includes 2 bottles of our McKenzie Rye Whitedog and a 2-liter barrel with stand.


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Tasting Notes

unaged, white whiskeys

Glen Thunder 

Glen Thunder is a fine-tuned, true American corn whiskey, made to honor one of America’s greatest raceways, Watkins Glen. The mellow corn flavors give it the feel of a smooth ride, but don’t be fooled, because it’s still got plenty of horsepower. The aroma of this whiskey is reminiscent of pulling back the husk from an ear of sweet summer corn. 
375/750 ml   |   90 proof   



cask aged whiskeys

McKenzie Pure Pot Still Whiskey

McKenzie Pure Pot Still Whiskey is distilled from a mash of  locally-grown unmalted barley, malted barley and oats. The whiskey is aged in our used bourbon and rye barrels.
750 ml   |  80 proof   


McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey

McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey is a very rich bourbon with just enough rye spice to complement the subtle sweetness. A local variety of corn makes 70% of the mash bill. 
750 ml   |  91 proof   


McKenzie Rye Whiskey

McKenzie Rye Whiskey is made from local rye grain and is distilled using old-time techniques. We age this whiskey in new charred oak casks and finish in sherry barrels from local wineries. The sherry balances the spiciness of the rye and also gives a nod to the wine region where this whiskey is produced.
750 ml   |  91 proof  


McKenzie Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon

McKenzie Bourbon in Bonded is made from a wheated mashbill and is bottled under the guidelines of the Bottled-in-Bond Act. This is our most award-winning whiskey.
750 ml   |  100 proof