Penelope Bourbon Four Grain Barrel Strength
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region New Jersey
  • Distillery MGP Indiana
  • Age 2 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 58.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • grain
  • butterscotch
  • mint
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • brown sugar
  • toffee
  • sweet
  • malty

Penelope Bourbon

Four Grain Barrel Strength (0.75l, 58.3%)
Price $68.98

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Character Goatson
Newcomer Penelope Bourbon brings the power and warmth with their Barrel Strength release. 

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 Barrel Strength Bourbon is built upon the foundation of their core Bourbon. It’s the same great blend of three Spirits — two rye-based and one wheat-based with the same aging profile (two Bourbons aged two years, one aged three) and non-chill-filtered. The barrels have a #4 char and the heads have a #2 char. The difference is that it’s bottled at 58.3% ABV. Their thinking is that an everyday Bourbon should be approachable and tasty all by itself. But there should be a Bourbon for those who appreciate higher proof and want to make great cocktails. That’s Penelope Barrel Strength Bourbon. 
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region New Jersey
  • Distillery MGP Indiana
  • Age 2 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 58.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is actually quite nice for such a youthful Spirit and you can definitely detect the menthol, but the vanilla and baking spices are there too along with a nice whiff of warm brown sugar.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate takes the aroma and cranks up the volume nicely and adds mixed grain and granola notes.

Finish
The finish is fairly long and tapers off to a nice warm butterscotch.
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  • grain
  • butterscotch
  • mint
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • brown sugar
  • toffee
  • sweet
  • malty
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
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