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Penelope Bourbon's Rose Cask Finish takes 2+ year MGP and finishes it further in Rose wine casks. It's bottled at 47% ABV with no filtering.
Light and sweet - plenty of fresh berries, juicy wine notes and a cinnamon sugar background. The bourbon notes pair nicely with the lighter bodied wine notes on the nose.
Medium mouth feel. Brown sugar returns with some oak tannins, fresh berry notes and a hint of vanilla bean.
Long finish. The tannins work well with the sweet bourbon + wine notes, leading to a delightful exit.
I wasn't sure how Rose + Bourbon would go at first, but it's a great combination that hopefully will inspire many other brands to continue to push the envelope in innovative cask finishes. This particular one just works.
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