Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish
Bourbon — USA
Reviewed February 13, 2023 (edited February 18, 2023)
Blend of 4-5 year old MGP bourbon Finished in Tokaji casks for 9 months 56.5% abv; 113.0 proof Received a 2 oz sample from a friend Nose - Brown sugar, butterscotch, vanilla, Maraschino cherry, blackberry, medium oak, and medium ethanol. Palate - Citrus oils, black pepper, brown butter, raisin syrup, spiced apple, and sweet oak. Finish is medium-long with syrupy sweet oak, sticky brown sugar, light black pepper, cookie batter, nutmeg, and light ethanol. I wasn't sure what to expect with this one, there isn't much information out there. In general I don't like finished bourbon, but this is actually really good! My issue with red wine or port finished bourbons is the artificial fruit note takes over the palate. The Tokaji finish adds syrupy fruit and sugars, but not enough to disguise the original bourbon flavors. If I see this in the wild I may have to grab myself a bottle.
79.99 USD per Bottle