Penelope Bourbon Barrel Strength Batch 7


Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Penelope Bourbon

Distillery: MGP

Release Date: August 2021

Proof: 115.2

Age: 3 Years, 8 Months (Blend of three bourbons, aged 3.5-5 years per company website)

Mashbill: 74% Corn, 16% Wheat, 7% Rye, 3% Malted Barley

Color: Bright Amber

MSRP: $65 (2021)

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Sugary caramel | Vanilla | Tapering oak | Summer fruit | Light


Maple sugar candy | Toasted oak | Raspberries | Apricot | Allspice on the backend


Cinnamon | Seasoned oak | Summer fruit | Lingering spice


Penelope Bourbon Barrel Strength has been consistently good from batch to batch, but none have really stood out to me until Batch 7. Composed of a nicely balanced blend of fruit, oak, and spice, at 115 proof the flavors are delivered with near-perfect intensity. As the underlying bourbons start to gain some additional age, the end result smooths some of the prior batches’ rough edges and delivers in all the right ways. If you have not pulled the trigger on Penelope Barrel Strength yet, Batch 7 is a great place to start.

The sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost courtesy its respective company. We thank them for allowing us to review it with no strings attached.
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Written By: Nick Beiter

September 7, 2021
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