Rio is our latest installment in our Cooper Series which takes our straight whiskeys on a world tour, pairing Penelope with unique casks from around the world.   Inspired by the joy of Brazil, Rio delights the senses with a double cask finish of American honey and Brazilian oak.   The two make perfect dance partners, rich and sweet, with surprising depth.   It's a carnival in a bottle.  

"...with aromas of honeysuckle, raisin, coffee cake, and ripe banana. The palate is cinnamon-dominated and spicy, with rum raisin ice cream and Big Red gum. Mid to short length on the finish but full of flavor. Playful, simple, and delicious." - Whisky Advocate

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma

    Sweet honey with a fun Cinnamon roll note

  • Forward Notes

    Sweet spice

  • Body Notes

    Gingerbread, honey nectar & sweet baking spice

  • Finish

    Long and savory finish with subtle hints of sweet honey & spice

Bourbon Facts

  • Type & Proof

    Four Grain 
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    98 Proof
    Non Chill-Filtered

  • Process

    Blend of 3 bourbon mash bills comprised of four grains finished first in honey barrels and then new Amburana barrels from Brazil.  Finishing period was ~2 years in total.

  • Age

    4-6 years

  • Mash Bill

    74% Corn
    14% Wheat
    9% Rye
    3% Malted Barley

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