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PennyPacker Bourbon Review

In Bourbon Whiskey Reviews by Patrick "Pops" Garrett3 Comments


From Bourbon Country comes PennyPacker Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. New to the U.S. Market, PennyPacker is an American-made, hand-crafted Bourbon of high quality with a competitive price.Niche Import Co.

PennyPacker Bourbon


  • DISTILLER: Heaven Hill then shipped to Borco for bottling and return to U.S. shelves
  • MASH BILL: Undisclosed, but at least 70% Corn
  • AGE: 3+ Years
  • YEAR: 2013
  • PROOF: 80 (40% ABV)
  • MSRP: $20
NOSE: Apple | Rye | Green Oak | Mint

TASTE: Watered Down Apple Juice | Hint of Caramel | Toasted Oak | Mint

FINISH: Peppery bite on the tongue–more than expected based on the proof and watery nature of the juice–with a burn that is subtle yet sustained

SHARE WITH: Non-whiskey drinkers looking to try bourbon out for the first time or perhaps someone who wants to mix a drink without too much bourbon heat.

WORTH THE PRICE: At a suggested retail price of just around $20 it’s not too big of a risk. However, I’ve been drinking some Heaven Hill 6 year BIB that has more flavor and character for half the price. I guess the saying is true that there’s always a better deal if you have time to find it.

BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: Buying a bottle is a safe bet in order to have something on hand for non-bourbon drinkers or those wanting to mix. Definitely not a bottle to keep around for sipping and pondering what the seasons have done to whiskey in the barrel.

OVERALL: Would it surprise you to learn that this Kentucky Straight Bourbon was first shipped to Germany for bottling before it made to your local liquor store shelf?

Check out our PennyPacker video review below and learn a little more about this bourbon’s unique journey to Europe decades ago and why you’re now seeing it on American shelves.

Learn more about Pop’s whiskey preferences and check out more of his reviews…


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Disclaimer: A sample of PennyPacker bourbon was provided to us by Niche Import Co. for this review. I appreciate their willingness to allow Bourbon & Banter to review the whiskey with no strings attached. Thank you.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Patrick Garrett, "Pops" as he's known to his friends, is the founder of Bourbon & Banter, LLC and claims the title of Chief Drinking Officer (CDO). A long-time marketing professional and photographer, Pops hopes to use his professional experience and love of Bourbon to spread the Bourbon Gospel and help everyone realize the therapeutic power of having a good drink with friends. Read Patrick's full profile.

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Patrick Garrett, "Pops" as he's known to his friends, is the founder of Bourbon & Banter, LLC and claims the title of Chief Drinking Officer (CDO). A long-time marketing professional and photographer, Pops hopes to use his professional experience and love of Bourbon to spread the Bourbon Gospel and help everyone realize the therapeutic power of having a good drink with friends. Read Patrick's full profile.

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    I’m wanting to purchase a bottle of the pennypacker bourbon… my maiden name is Pennypacker.

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    I am drinking the Pennypacker Bourbon in Germany just now… It is too fruity for my taste and as you just mentioned watery a little too much.. but Hey for the 11 euros it is worth for a try I guess.
    Nice review Cheers.

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