Somewhere in June came is the batch number 2 of the excellent Penelope Bourbon. I reviewed their first batch here.
I bought 2 bottles of this batch number 2, one bottle travelled with me to France in checked bagage as a present for my father (it arrived intact fortunately ! )
Before fixing any Kentucky Mule or Mint Juleps, we had a proper tasting of this new batch, straight without any ice.
Same as batch number 1, batch number 2 is a four grain straight bourbon whiskey, 40% vol.
Golden color in glass.
Nose of vanilla, butterscotch, caramel and cream. A slight variation from the batch number 1 which had a scent of roasted cereals and honey in addition to the vanilla and caramel.
In mouth : cream, vanilla, caramel then cream again as an after mouth. It’s very round, even better than the first batch. It feels almost like a vanilla ice-cream, more specifically the creamy side of vanilla ice-cream.
It was very much appreciated by all the French people in my family (my father, mother, sister and son) here in France.
In short, cream and butterscotch : a delight !