Penelope Bourbon B12: Bold Profile & Barrel Strength Review

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Savor the Spice, Embrace the Strength: A Whisk Taker’s Guide to Penelope Bourbon Barrel Strength Batch 12

Gather round, bourbon aficionados, and brace yourselves for a tale of spirited bravado: the Penelope Bourbon Barrel Strength Batch 12 review. Yes, we’re diving into the amber waves of this spicy bourbon, which – spoiler alert – is not for the faint of taste buds. So if you’re ready to ignite your palate, let’s embark on this taste odyssey, one sniff, swirl, and sip at a time!

Aromatic Adventures with Penelope’s Nose Profile

Think of the nose of Batch 12 as your nosy neighbor, but in a good way. It’s inviting yet daring, with a wholesome perfume of heat, seasoned oak, and, lo and behold, stone fruit. It adds a curious twist with a bouquet of vanilla while throwing in a spicy kick for good measure. It’s the kind of scent that makes you want to say, “I didn’t see that coming,” with a note of excitement.

The Palate Party

Prepare your taste receptors for an experience that’s as complex as your ex’s relationship status. Penelope’s Batch 12 palate kicks off with a robust black pepper spice that’s chummier than a group of friends at trivia night. Cue the unexpected entrance of Honey Nut Cheerios. Yes, you read that right—this bourbon is channeling your favorite breakfast cereal with a honey-glazed smile. Add to that a cascade of caramel, and you’ve got yourself a sweet and spicy dance where the rush of spice straps on its shoes and dances across your tongue with punchy vibes.

Finish with Flair

Oh, the finish – that grand finale that lingers like the end credits of your favorite movie, showcasing everyone who made it all possible. Here, stone fruit comes back for an encore, joined by a touch of leather and the rambunctious cousin, rye spice. It’s a long goodbye – as in, get comfy because this flavor is sticking around for some deep conversations.

The Proof is in the Proof

Underestimate Batch 12 at your peril because this bourbon, cozying just under 114 proof, is like the unassuming superhero of your liquor cabinet; it wields impressive power beneath that smooth demeanor. This bottle is evidence that you don’t mess with Barrel Proof Bourbon. It delivers on the sophisticated balance of potency and flavor, layering in complexity without feeling like you’re wrestling with a grizzly bear. Delightful, no?

The Mastery of Mixing Grains

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s raise our glasses to the maestros at Penelope for this symphony of grains. Through the alchemy of blending multiple mashbills from MGP, they’ve created this Four Grain Mashbill marvel. It’s the Fantastic Four of grains: rye, wheat, corn, and malted barley, all working together in harmony. The result? Each sip is an ensemble performance starring sweet flavors, hints of fruit, savory notes, and – the crowd favorite – bold spice conquests.

A Swirl of Sweet and Savory

In a world of fleeting flavors, Bacth 12 stands as a beacon of hope for those who seek depth. The spice, bold and unashamed, cozies up with the sweetness like the Moon and the Stars—but here, the spice is the star that shines the brightest. This treasure trove of tastes is like the pot of gold at the end of your taste buds’ rainbow; a merging of spicy, sweet, and savory that’s akin to a bear hug from a woodland sprite.

Batch 12: The Spicy Sovereign

If you’re on a quest for a Spicy Bourbon, Batch 12 is your holy grail, your Excalibur, your… well, you get the picture. It embodies a boldness that isn’t just bluster; it’s got the goods to back it up. And for those spirited souls who seek the thrill of a spicy barrel proof bourbon, this batch is your liquid anthem.

So, where can you enlist in this bourbon brigade? Look no further, brave sipper! You can stake your claim to a bottle of Penelope Bourbon Barrel Strength Batch 12 at Frootbat, a kingdom where noble bottles await their destined companions. Secure yours, and you may just find that in the world of barrel strength bourbons, Batch 12 wears the crown.

Parting Sips

The story of Penelope’s Batch 12 culminates here, but its flavors will echo in your memory like a ballad crooned by the fireplace. Resilient, assertive, and nuanced, it’s a testament to the robust character of bourbon. Batch 12 proves, in generous portions of taste and strength, that the bourbon world is a canvas, and Penelope – armed with rye, corn, barley, and wheat – is painting with broad, spicy strokes. So as we part, remember: life is a glass that’s meant to be filled, and Batch 12 ensures that each pour is nothing short of bombastic.

Toast to your health, your wisdom, and the unwavering spirit of Batch 12 – where every sip is a story, every nose a novel, and every finish a fairy tale. Cheers to that!

Penelope Bourbon B12: Bold Profile & Barrel Strength Review
Bottle Info

Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Penelope Bourbon

Distillery: Sourced from MGP

Release Date: September 2022

Proof: 113.9

Age: 4 Years (Blend of 4-year-old wheated bourbon, 5-year-old rye bourbon, and 5 and 6-year-old corn bourbon per company)

Mashbill: 75.5% Corn, 14.5% Wheat, 7% Rye, 3% Malted Barley

Color: Bright Amber

MSRP: $65 (2022)

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  1. I absolutely loved this review of Penelope Bourbon B12! The bold profile and barrel strength really shone through, making it a standout whiskey.

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Olivia Taylor has been writing about bourbon for the past five years and has become an expert in the field. She is passionate about educating people about the history and culture of bourbon and loves to share her knowledge with others. Olivia is also an avid traveler and has visited many of the world's top bourbon distilleries. She is a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the American Whiskey Trail. Olivia is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and holds a degree in English Literature. She currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky, where she enjoys exploring the city's vibrant bourbon culture.

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