Penelope Rosé Cask-Finished (Batch 01), 47%

Price: $65 Issue: Spring 2021 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

An unusual cask finish for bourbon; the rosé imparts floral and fruity notes on the nose with dried orange peel, fragrant oak, cotton candy, bubble gum, and Jolly Rancher. The palate is surprisingly zippy with citrus, cinnamon, and oak but loses full harmony among its disparate flavors. On the finish, there's more cinnamon, along with chicory and oak. The overall journey is a bit uneven. (2,400 bottles)