TheDrinkShop.com Logo

Pennypacker

Sour Mash Bourbon
Pennypacker

Country of Origin

USA

Key Information

Other Information

  • RegionKentucky

Select, mature maize from the cornfields around the distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, is the base for PennyPacker. Three types of grain are used in the distilling process: maize, rye and barley. The maize content in PennyPacker is a high, above-average 70%.

The law stipulates a maize content of only a minimum 51% in bourbon. The water used in the distilling is spring water drawn from the deep, broad veins of chalk, or limestone, that run through Kentucky. This water is especially pure and soft. PennyPacker is produced according to the continuous method of distillation. In other words, the distilling process is a long, uninterrupted procedure, the product of which is the desired full-bodied, yet pure distillate. This guarantees PennyPacker's invariable character and consistently high quality.

PennyPacker is always matured, as required by the American bourbon law, in new casks made of American white oak, charred on the inside. The charring allows the whiskey to penetrate the wood more easily and thus take on the vanilla and caramel notes characteristic of PennyPacker. PennyPacker is stored in these casks over a number of years, far longer than prescribed by law (legal maturity: at least three years). The cellarmaster alone determines the final maturity. And he leaves the bourbon plenty of time. PennyPacker is a straight bourbon whiskey. The term 'straight' may only be used to describe bourbon that comes exclusively from one distillery and is not blended with bourbons of other origins.

PennyPacker comes in a 0.7 l bottle (40% vol.) and is a particularly distinguished, full-bodied, yet mild straight bourbon whiskey with a slight hint of vanilla and caramel. The high quality of PennyPacker makes it ideal for enjoying neat. Americans usually drink it with water/soda, on the rocks, as a long drink or in cocktails (e.g. the famous Manhattan). PennyPacker is the bourbon for the young and the young at heart, for those who value high quality and authenticity, for people with a yearning for the true beauty of America, the land of opportunity.

1 Comment

P Womble 2007-12-06 11:33:16

Bourbon neat has been my drink of choice for many years. I have yet to taste so smooth of a whiskey for the price. Pennypacker has everything someone new to drinking whiskey should experience and yet is so affordable. Hat's off.

Newsletter

Don't miss the news.
Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

Tag Cloud

Andrew Miller Christmas Jefferson Marella Liqueur Sherry Cocktails Pedrino cocktails Steven Young Calvados Little Mixers Isaac Jones Estonia Josh Ambrose Goslings Rum Viru Sommelier Funkin The Pickled Olive Shot The Smugglers Cove Jerez Panos Dimou Lexa Ulijaszek Holly Law St David's Day Blended Malt Byrrh Sankey's Seafood Kitchen and Bar Sam Vesey Wine Will Edmondson Daffy's Dave Marsland Timmy Falzon Marquis de Montesquiou The Milk Bar Double Dutch Ron Coclon Treacle Bar and Kitchen Coffee Gin KIN Pere Magloire Petrus London Kyle Atkinson Spritz Goslings 33CankStreet Old Tom Steel Bonnets Native Rob Squire Denmark The Bitter Truth Chester Japan Fling Bar Services Halloween Mayfield Andy Turner RinQuinQuin Joe Lynn Hoxton Bounty Rum Josh Beazeley Luke Bensley Erin Davies craft beer Jindea Callooh Callay Adam Day Atlantic Bar and Brasserie Italy Birmingham Lockdown Cocktails Toddy Cai Anderson Andy Graham The Spirit Business Gin Masters Elliot Shenton Batanga Tequila St Patrick's Day Manchester Hofmeister Reading IO Premium Arcane Dom Dutch Spry Le Verger Award Prosecco 40th Anniversary Sam Baxendale Valentine's Rachel Orange Joe Wilkins Mr Black Trailer Happiness Antonio Palmarini Dishoom Select Aperitivo Lanique Black Fire Coffee Liqueur Armagnac Rum Distll No9 Herno Gin Mixologist Covid-19 Herno Video Liverpool Robert Burns Aviation Xander Driver Matt Hurst Hygge Venice Samantha Cox The Lakes Distillery Chris Churchman Whisky Elliot Doyle John Russell Jack Mitchell Hannah Sharp Edinburgh Mecanica Pussers Dark n Stormy Sacred Spirits Alibi One Percent Forest Pilla Brothers Woolton