Excerpt: The overall sip is approachable and does a good job of hiding the relative youth of the bourbons in the mix. Penelope calls this their “nightcap bourbon,” and for those looking for an affordable easy to sip bourbon, Batch 5 fits the bill.
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Distilled by MGP and blended and bottled be Penelope, this is the 5th edition of their Barrel Strength release. Edition 5 is also sporting a fancy new redesign, so it looks quite a bit different compared to previous batches.
Brown butter, toffee, cream, praline and a nice tobacco note. Brown sugar.
Sweet on the palate. Rich honey, toffee, rising bread. Brown sugar, praline, a bit of oak. Great structure to it.
Long finish. Pleasant cocoa, brown sugar, pepper and a bit more oak than before.
Penelope Barrel Strength Batch 5 combines the dessert section of your favorite restaurant menu with a competent oak structure that delivers a great, high proof drinking experience.
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