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Penelope is easy to fall in love with. This Bourbon just keeps getting better!
Mike Paladini and his wife Kerry had long agreed that if they had a daughter she would be named Penelope. In 2018 they had that daughter, named her as intended, and founded Penelope Bourbon at the same time with Mike’s childhood friend Danny Polise. As many start-up Spirits companies do, they have launched with a little outside help. In this case distilling and aging in Indiana at MGP and expert blending and bottling assistance from Castle Rock in Kentucky — whom they proudly call part of their team. And the team is working, with two successful releases under their belt and a fistful of awards already in hand.
The Penelope Bourbon Barrel Strength just seems to get better with each batch. Now we're at Batch 6 and it has us super excited again. It's a blend of 3 MGP Bourbons comprised of 4 grains (corn, wheat, rye, and malt), aged 3.5 to 4.5 years in new American oak with a #4 char on the staves and #2 char on the heads. Naturally, it's uncut and non-chill-filtered. The 115.8-proof Bourbon is a little gem of a Whiskey with plenty of awards to show for it, but most importantly ― it's just a mighty fine sipper.
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Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
It's one enticing nose with rich fruit and sweet syrup aromas, as well as some grain notes and citrusy orange zest.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Black cherries are on the palate along with a touch of smoke and savory grain notes. There's more orange peel and fruit, some caramel sweetness, and plenty of oak as well.
It's a pleasantly sweet finish with a wonderful balance and hints of smoke and granola.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Penelope Bourbon Barrel Strength Batch 6 and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.