Penelope Bourbon Releases Tokaji Cask Finish


February 7, 2024

Penelope Tokaji 8 Year On The Rocks

Penelope Bourbon Tokaji Cask Finish will begin hitting retail shelves in February. A limited-allocation of 1,900 (6-pack) cases will be available at a suggested retail price of $89.99 per 750-ml bottle. 

Tokaji Cask Finish straight rye whiskey captures the late harvest notes of Tokaji wine from Hungary, once dubbed, “the wine of kings” by King Louis XIV. Distilled in Lawrenceburg, Ind., aged eight years and bottled at 106 proof, its two-grain mash bill consists of 95% rye and 5% malted barley.

“From consumers to tasting panels, our Tokaji Cask Finish was really well received last year,” Michael Paladini, founder of Penelope Bourbon, said in a news release. “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 baseat the same price point.”  

In 2023, Penelope Bourbon Tokaji Cask Finish received 91 points from Whisky Advocate and was awarded a Gold Medal ASCOT Award.

It is the third installment of the company’s Cooper Series, which takes Penelope straight whiskeys on a world tour of sorts. 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. A product locator for the Penelope family of bourbons can be found here.  

Founded in 2018, and named after the founder’s daughter, Penelope boasts a series of straight bourbon whiskey expressions that are all uniquely blended. Penelope’s core expressions, Four Grain, Barrel Strength, Architect and Toasted Bourbon, have received over 35 combined awards and industry accolades. Penelope Bourbon is sold in over 40 states and three countries.

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