Penelope Bourbon Four Grain

Penelope Bourbon Four Grain

(0.75l, 40%)


7.4/10
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$39.99
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An easy-sipping dram designed to please everyone at the BBQ.

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.

Penelope Bourbon is a blend of three Spirits — two rye-based and one wheat-based with the same aging profile. Two of them are aged two years (one is aged three) in barrels that have a #4 char on the staves and the heads have a #2 char. And as it should be, the Bourbon is non-chill-filtered to preserve the most flavor and character. And although they have a higher-proof version, this one is for sipping neat as is at 40% ABV.
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    New Jersey
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    MGP of Indiana
  • Age
    2 Year Old

Flavor Spiral™

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spicy
brown sugar
butterscotch
vanilla
toffee
orange
marmelade
sweet
citrus
What does Penelope Bourbon Four Grain taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Penelope Bourbon Four Grain 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.
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Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose you will be greeted with classic notes of warm vanilla, toffee, baking spices, and a bit of orange marmalade.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor really bloom on the palate with a bit more heat to the spices and a note of brown sugar brûlée.

Finish
The finish is medium length with a distinct warm butterscotch note.
Ratings & Reviews
Adam
Adam,
It was an enjoyable experience, perfect introduction into whiskey.
 
Corey
Corey,
Flavorful and very smooth. Nice on the pallette. Subtle burn on the finish. Overall a very good whiskey.
 
Mike
Mike,
Minty nose. Flavor rolls from vanilla to butterscotch to orange. Finishes spicy. A fun whiskey for tasting and a tasty one for casual drinking.
 
Gregory
Gregory,
This is not a bourbon I will ever want to buy. I’m a straight up or on the rocks drinker. This bourbon I am going to have to use as a mixer.
 
Michael
Michael,
Smooth, nice sweetness.
 
Chris
Chris,
This is a surprisingly smooth bourbon and a great value! I’m going to be ordering more.
 
Nancy
Nancy,
This is a nice whiskey to sip neat. Complex profile with a lovely smooth finish.
 
Tanya
Tanya,
Wasn't great. Wasn't bad. Didn't detect any key flavors.
 
Analea
Analea,
This is smoooooth alone but I like a kick so it’s a fantastic sour mixer, etc.
 
Steve
Steve,
Light flavors and smooth.
 
Glenn
Glenn,
Smooth and light. To me it is a good "out on the porch" bourbon. to me it does not carry a lot of body and therefore best straight and not for cocktails. Has a sweetness to it that is refreshing. I don't think this would work well against say a cigar and would get lost in the pairing.
 
Maurice
Maurice,
Smooth, light, great old fashioned bourbon with lemon peel and oils !!!
 
Katherine
Katherine,
Disappointed, slightly bitter and hard to distinguish flavors. Not enough heart and too much tail and head with an overpowering ethanol flavor. Hard on the pallette.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Very solid bourbon, some bourbons mix flavors but this was a classic flavor more than most and very enjoyable.
 
Chris
Chris,
Almost like a desert. Some sweet upfront and very smooth finish
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
I enjoyed this bourbon very much. Smooth and sweet, but with the right amount of spice and fruity notes. On the rocks or neat, very enjoyable.
 
Kelly
Kelly,
So polished, mild, and easy-drinking. Great intro blended bourbon.
 
Joe
Joe,
Smooth. great taste. Easy to mix or drink with a splash of water. Slightly sweet.
 
John
John,
Fantastic! Nice easy drinking bourbon.
 
Michael
Michael,
Nice bourbon, a little light. Would be good with a BBQ. Also would make a good summer evening sipper.
 
Tom
Tom,
Good bourbon. But nothing spectacular or noteworthy. I’d drink it again but probably wouldn’t buy it again.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Enjoyable neat, definitely would pair well with smoked meat or BBQ
 
Mike
Mike,
This was a very sweet bourbon for me, much more than I was expecting, the bottle did not last long.
 
Jake
Jake,
For a young bourbon this has a nice palate to enjoy neat.
 
William
William,
Not as sweet as I was expecting. A little more alcohol splash than I prefer. Will drink the bottle but will not go back for more.
 
Greg
Greg,
Great all around bourbon!
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Pretty strong tasting alcohol is all i tasted
 
Clifford
Clifford,
Not my cup of tea. Started it as always neat over my soapstone cubes and just didn't like it at all. Did what I very rarely do and had my second drink from it over ice. Only way I'll drink it. Would not get again.
 
Keith
Keith,
Starts out with the typical cherry flavor but then quickly fades and ends on a very thin flat note.
 
William
William,
Wasn’t my absolute favorite, maybe a bit to much stick-flavor. Writing this review 2 months after I emptied the bottle.
 
Stan
Stan,
Very smooth, light. I can only imagine how good the cask strength is. I'd buy this again
 
Jim
Jim,
Not the best bourbon I have tried but was good.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Not bad. Not great. not complex enough. too stringent
 
Randall
Randall,
Smooth but unsophisticated. Easy to drink. good value
 
Charles
Charles,
Smooth. No burn. Nice on the rocks
 
Troy
Troy,
This was one of the most smooth and enjoyable Bourbons I've experienced. Granted, my knowledge is very limited but it was great over ice, or mixed.
 
Robert
Robert,
Nice and smooth. Very light and one I think my wife or a bourbon novice could drink neet
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Not bad, but too light in flavor.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Exceptionally smooth -- light but flavorful. A really nice bourbon either neat or on the rocks.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Very smooth. Easy drink neat, a little of the nice burn but in no way overwhelming.
 
Chilton
Chilton,
to light in structure
 
Brad
Brad,
Very smooth, light and almost a sweet taste. Really nice on the rocks.
 
Tiffany
Tiffany,
I really enjoyed this bottle. It was more than I expected and the flavors are amazing.
 
Marriann
Marriann,
bitey but not to much to not enjoy straight.
 
Lisa
Lisa,
I like Penelope. She is my office bourbon and is perfect at the end of a hard day. not too heavy, not too spicy, and smooth enough to drink neat.
 
Robert
Robert,
It was middle of the road and so everyone knows I am comparing it to Horse Soldier Small Batch a bit higher but that is my new standard.
 
Tim
Tim,
Didn’t enjoy.. not a lot of flavor.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
A tasty treat, with a little spice but doesn’t finish harshly.
 
Michael
Michael,
I'm am not a Bourbon guy, but this was smoother than I expected. Went well with a Southern Draw Rose of Sharon cigar.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
This was an exquisite bottle of Bourbon for the money. Smooth with a little bite but not harsh. Very flavorful. Would recommend to anyone.
 
Sean
Sean,
Good for those days when you are our of your favorite and need a filler.
 
Steve
Steve,
Good
 
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