Partnership Pick: Breaking the Seel” Part Deux

Breaking Bourbon Award Winning Single Barrel Club picks are selected by Breaking Bourbon, and whenever possible with the help of Patreon supporters. The bottles are made available to Patreon supporters first by pledge tier. If any bottles remain after all supporters have had an opportunity to purchase, they are made available to the public on a first come, first served basis. Each barrel is sponsored by a retailer partner, who sells the bottles directly to end purchasers.

Retailer Partner: Seelbach’s

Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Penelope Bourbon

Distillery: MGP

Age: Blend of 4 Year (66.7%), 5 Year (16.7%), and 5 Years + 3 Months (16.7%)

Proof: 116.5

Mashbill: 63% Corn, 30% Wheat, 3.5% Rye, 3.5% Malted Barley (Custom blend created from three bourbons with different mashbills, see details below)

Yield: 342 Bottles

Release Date: May 2021

Single Barrel Club Rollout Schedule

$25 - Wednesday 5/12/2021 @ 2PM ET

$14 - Friday 5/14/2021 @ 2PM ET

$7 - Monday 5/17/2021 @ 2PM ET

$3, $2, $1 - Wednesday 5/19/2021 @ 2PM ET


For this pick, we partnered with Seelbach’s, which was founded by Blake Riber, also the creator of Bourbonr and the Bourbonr Facebook group. An online-only retailer with a twist, last year we interviewed Riber to discuss how he’s running his shop differently than everyone else. “Unlocking Craft Spirits” he calls it - seeking out up-and-coming craft distilleries and learning about their process and tasting through their products to find hidden gems.

“Breaking the Seel” Part Deux follows our first edition of Breaking the Seel, which was released in September 2020. For Part Deux we selected barrels of three different mashbills and then created a custom blend, similar to the first edition. However, the barrels were all about a year older, and the final blend is completely different with a totally different flavor profile. Watch the barrel and blending selection process below.

Part 1: Barrel Selection Video -

Part 2: Blend Selection Video -

The Barrels

“Rye” Bourbon Barrel - 75% Corn, 21% Rye, 4% Malted Barley

2B: “Wheated” Bourbon Barrel - 51% Corn, 45% Wheat, 4% Malted Barley

3A: “Corn” Bourbon Barrel - 99% Corn, 1% Malted Barley

The Blends

Blake’s Blend

Blend Percentages: 1B - 25%, 2B - 50%, 3A - 25%

Final Mashbill: 75% Corn, 15% Wheat, 7% Rye, 3% Malted Barley

Eric’s Blend

Blend Percentages: 1B - 25%, 2B - 25%, 3A - 50%

Final Mashbill: 81% Corn, 11.3% Wheat, 5.3% Rye, 2.5% Malted Barley

Jordan’s Blend

Blend Percentages: 1B - 16.7%, 2B - 66.7%, 3A - 16.7%

Final Mashbill: 63% Corn, 30% Wheat, 3.5% Rye, 3.5% Malted Barley

Nick’s Blend

Blend Percentages: 1B - 22.2%, 2B - 11.1%, 3A - 66.7%

Final Mashbill: 88.3% Corn, 5% Wheat, 4.7% Rye, 2% Malted Barley

The Winner

Jordan’s Blend

Blend Percentages: 1B - 16.7%, 2B - 66.7%, 3A - 16.7%

Final Mashbill: 63% Corn, 30% Wheat, 3.5% Rye, 3.5% Malted Barley

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Dark fruit | Cherries | Apricot | Light oak | Fleeting sweetness

Palate: Buttery caramel | Tobacco | Cherries | Touch of citrus | Rich, creamy mouthfeel

Finish: Flash of cinnamon spice | Sweet vanilla | Caramel | Orange peel | Spice develops again on the backend | Long

Distillers, Producers, and Retailers: If you would like to be a part of this program and get your name in front of millions of bourbon enthusiasts, contact us.

Please note these bottles will not be sold by Breaking Bourbon, but will be sold by retailers we partner with in order to fulfill the orders and ship the bottles directly to Patreon supporters. Breaking Bourbon will receive no compensation from our partner retailers under these agreements (with the exception of a bottle from each barrel for editorial purposes). If you represent a retailer and ship to consumers and you’re interested in partnering just let us know!

Written By: BB Team

May 11, 2021
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