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Penelope Barrel Strength Bourbon

SKU da4a2dec28e2 Categories Whiskey, Bourbon, Spirits Tags Kentucky bourbon, Penelope Barrel Strength

$66.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Penelope Barrel Strength Bourbon offers a taste of Kentucky bourbon in its purest form. This unique expression uses Penelope's signature four-grain mash bill and skips chill filtration or added water. Bottled straight from the barrel at cask strength, it delivers a bold and unadulterated bourbon experience. Perfect for sipping neat to appreciate its full character, Penelope Barrel Strength is a must-try for bourbon enthusiasts who enjoy a powerful punch.

Description

Aroma

Initial Impression: Prepare for a bold and assertive arrival. The high proof immediately announces its presence with a warming ethanol kick.  As it settles, the signature Penelope sweetness emerges, with amplified notes of vanilla extract and rich caramel. Hints of baking spices like cinnamon and nutmeg might peek through, hinting at the influence of the charred oak barrels. Depending on the specific batch, subtle hints of fruit like cherry or apricot might add an unexpected twist.

Deeper Sniffs: As you delve deeper, the complexity of the barrel strength bottling unfolds. The lack of chill filtration allows for a fuller range of flavors to be present. Expect a more pronounced oak character, with hints of toasted wood shavings, vanilla bean, and maybe even a touch of char.  The rye and wheat in the mash bill might contribute subtle grassy or floral notes, adding a layer of intrigue.

Palate

First Sip: The full-bodied character coats your tongue with a satisfying weight.  The high proof delivers a noticeable warmth that quickly transitions into a wave of flavor. The initial taste is an explosion of sweetness, with intensified notes of vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar compared to standard Penelope Bourbon. Hints of baking spices like cinnamon and nutmeg dance on the palate, adding complexity.

Midpalate: As the whiskey opens up, the oak influence becomes more prominent. Notes of toasted wood, vanilla bean, and maybe even a hint of char take center stage. The rye and wheat components might reveal themselves with a touch of peppery spice or a subtle grassy character. Depending on the batch and potential age, hints of dried fruit like raisin or prune might emerge, adding a touch of richness.

Finish

Lingering Flavors: The sweetness fades gradually, leaving a long and warming finish. The oak character lingers with notes of toasted wood and subtle tannins. Hints of baking spice and the rye spiciness might linger in the background. The high alcohol content creates a lingering warmth that slowly fades.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Bourbon

abv

56%

Country

United States

Region

Indiana

Brand

Penelope Bourbon

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Sweet caramel with a hints of maple syrup and candied sweetness.

Palate

Palate

Smooth caramel syrup, brown sugar, subtle barrel char, and hints of butterscotch and cr??me br?¯l??e.

Finish

Finish

Spicy cinnamon finish with amazing lingering spice and heat.

Body

Body

Sweetness transitions to to notes of cinnamon, barrel char, and slight maple syrup.