Penelope Bourbon Four Grain
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region New Jersey
  • Distillery MGP Indiana
  • Age 2 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • brown sugar
  • butterscotch
  • vanilla
  • toffee
  • orange
  • marmalade
  • sweet
  • citrus

Penelope Bourbon

Four Grain (0.7l, 40%)
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Character Goatson
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 Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region New Jersey
  • Distillery MGP Indiana
  • Age 2 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.
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  • spicy
  • brown sugar
  • butterscotch
  • vanilla
  • toffee
  • orange
  • marmalade
  • sweet
  • citrus
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
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.
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.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
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.
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.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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