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Penelope Bourbon was crafted and created in a classic American tradition – to celebrate an impending birth of a child. In 2018, founder Mike Paladini and his wife, Kerry, found out they were expecting a baby girl, Penelope.  To commemorate this occasion, Mike quickly realized he wanted to create a spirit that embodied the daily joy of celebrating life’s pleasures – big and small. 

Teaming up with his close childhood friend and neighbor, Danny Polise, they set out to discover and produce a Straight Bourbon Whiskey everyone could appreciate and enjoy. A company was born.

Today, Penelope Bourbon is sold in over 26 states nationwide and 4 countries. Proving that with enough love and care, and hard work, anything is possible.

  • A blend of 12 barrels
  • 4-9 years old
  • Batch 21
    • 45% Wheat Bourbon, 4YR (30% of Blend)
    • 99% Corn Bourbon, 5YR (18% of Blend)
    • 21% Rye Bourbon, 5YR (49% of Blend)
    • 49% Malted Barley Bourbon, 9YR (3% of Blend)
    • FINAL MASH BILL: 72% Corn / 11% Rye / 14% Wheat / 3% Malted Barley
  • 115 Proof

Holly’s Tasting Notes: Tons of creamy baking spices, clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg. A kettle and caramel popcorn type sweetness but not a heavy sweet, a lighter sweet even with some juicy red grapes and plums in there. Some buttered toast with fig jam on top. The palate continues with a rush of spice. Cinnamon and oak spice but very bright. Roasted apples with a long finish of blackberry jam on slightly burnt toast.

This batch has won the following awards:

Double Gold at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Best of Class at the 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition for Small Batch Bourbon

Double Platinum at the 2022 Ascot Awards (Fred Minnick)

  • Bottle Size750
  • DistilleryPenelope
  • StyleBourbon Whiskey
  • RegionEast Coast
  • Age4-9 Years
  • ABV57.5%
  • Country of OriginUSA
  • Cask StrengthYes
  • Cask TypeNew Charred American Oak
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