Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 20 Year Old Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Bernheim
  • Age 20 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
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Orphan Barrel

Rhetoric 20 Year Old Bourbon (0.7l, 45%)
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Orphan Barrel started a wonderful experiment to see how barrel maturation influences the Spirit within year after year. Rhetoric 20 was the first batch they released as the rest of the juice is still evolving for future offerings.

At age 20, the barrels imparted notes of smoked vanilla oak, toasted rye, and dried fruits. The finish offers hints of cherry blossom and bitter chocolate. Taste the first step of the evolution of Rhetoric.


*This bottle is a collector’s item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed. 

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Bernheim
  • Age 20 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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