View Full Version : Pennypacker Straight Bourbon Whiskey

09-01-2010, 07:15
Has anyone ever heard of this or have an opinion? They are going to start selling this in Ontario in Sept. at the LCBO.
From the Toronto Star wine critic:
"SPIRITS: Very welcome, in the larger Vintages stores, is the ultra smooth PennyPacker Bourbon (#186742, $27.95 for 700 ml), which is as mellow as Makerís Mark ($47.15) in sculpting Manhattans, at a bargain price. Thereís lots of vanilla and caramel mellowness from the new American oak in which it was carefully aged."


09-01-2010, 07:57
Terrible name.

Hopefully it's a decent alternative for Canadians. That's an insane amount for MM.

09-01-2010, 09:27
It's a Heaven Hill brand for export only. Odd to compare it to Maker's as I believe Pennypacker uses a rye mashbill.

09-01-2010, 11:23
Export only - generally not a good sign.... as a Canadian, when I go to the US, I always see all these Canadian whiskey brands in the stores that don't exist for sale within Canada...

The price we pay for MM is insane. I usually try and buy across the border when I get a chance, and make it last... ... yes I admit it, I love MM.

09-09-2010, 07:27
Given it's light color it looks to be very young juice.

09-29-2010, 10:09
Due to the limited # of bourbons we get up here in the great white north, I bought one yesterday for the hell of it. Will report back after I sample this weekend.

09-29-2010, 16:59
I had a glass when I visited a friend in Stockholm about 4 years ago. I believe he picked it up at an airport somewhere in Europe. Pleasant but not extremely interesting as I recall.

09-29-2010, 17:03
[quote=DeanSheen;216504]Terrible name.


That name is from Philadelphia, as is Rittenhouse.
Joe :usflag:

10-03-2010, 16:44
On a somewhat related note it seems that Maker's Mark has come down in price at the LCBO. The website now lists it at $37.95.