Penelope Bourbon Tokaji Cask Finish will return to retailers this month in a limited allocation of 1,900 (6-pack) cases.
Tokaji Cask Finish straight rye whiskey is meant to capture the late harvest notes of Tokaji wine from Hungary. Distilled in Lawrenceburg, IN, aged eight years and bottled at 106 proof, this expression’s two-grain mash bill consists of 95% rye and 5% malted barley.
The result is a nose of dark chocolate-covered raisins and almond pastry, according to distillery notes, plus a palate of sweet honey and caramel with hints of orange zest, before a finish of by black cherry, tobacco and red wine.
“From consumers to tasting panels, our Tokaji Cask Finish was really well received last year,” says Michael Paladini, founder of Penelope Bourbon. “For the initial release we used a 6-year-old straight rye whiskey as our base, and we are excited to bring this back but with an 8-year base at the same price point.”
This is the third installment of the company’s Cooper Series, which takes Penelope whiskeys on a world tour. The other members of the series include Rosé Cask Finish, Valencia and Rio. The Cooper Series was named after the son of Daniel Polise, one of the founders and the master distiller of Penelope Bourbon.
The suggested retail price is $89.99 per 750-ml bottle.
In May of last year, Penelope Bourbon was acquired by MGP.