Orphan Barrel Rhetoric Bourbon 22 Year Old

Orphan Barrel Rhetoric Bourbon 22 Year Old

(0.75l, 45.2%)


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Acquiring some of the rarest casks from some of the finest Whiskey cellars.

The Orphan Barrel Conservation project acquired some of the rarest casks from some of the finest Whiskey cellars. Rare species hand bottled in Tullahoma, Tennessee, and once they're gone, they're gone forever. Extinct. In 2013 the U.S. had a boom in Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey. At one point they were the fastest growing Alcohols in the game. This is when Diageo launched their Orphan bottle project, as a pretty ingenious response to this shift in the Whiskey industry.

Not only did this project address the market boom, it also accommodated the vast quantities of leftover product from a monopoly of acquisitions. At one point Diageo was sucking up mothballed distilleries like a hoover in a room full of dust bunnies. So when they didn't have a place for their newly acquired Spirit in their blends, they set the Drams aside. Time transformed the young Spirit into adult delicacies, thus allowing them to commercialize large stocks of ultra-aged American Whiskeys.

The Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 22 Year Old Bourbon was discovered at the iconic old Stitzel-Weller Warehouses in Louisville, KY -the distillery formerly owned by the legendary Pappy-Van-Winkle- but before you lose your shit, it was originally distilled at the historic Bernheim Distillery in Louisville, KY. The annual progressive release of this Kentucky ambrosia is in its 22nd year. The limited edition Bourbon is the eighth release from the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company, and third in the Rhetoric series. Rhetoric carries a higher proof at 90.4.
  • Category
  • Style
    Bourbon
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45.2%
  • Distillery
    Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co.
  • Age
    22 Year Old

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toasted
dark chocolate
toasted oak
woody
cherry
caramel
clove
anise
fruit
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Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.

Tasting Notes

Appearance/ Color
Dark caramel

Nose/ Aroma/ Smell
Toasted grains, cherries and oak wood

Flavor/ Taste/ Palate
Toasted oak dark chocolate with ripe banana and spices of clove and anise

Finish
Long and woody, ending with dark chocolate notes
Ratings & Reviews
Christopher
Christopher,
All of the Orphan Barrels are just awesome!
 
Will
Will,
The 24yr is my favorite bourbon! I'm a sucker for the sweetness you get from the high corn content. Lots of almond extract and cherry on palate, a nice long finish for something of its age. Despite the high price I think its worth it.
 
Nick
Nick,
Best bourbon I’ve ever had. The 23 year is my favorite but can’t go wrong with any of the releases. I’d let the 24 breathe a little but can’t beat the smoothness, sweet pecan nose and beautiful vanillas on the backside
 
Jim
Jim,
This is a tough one. The flavors tend to change over time and especially bottle to bottle. A bit overpriced, but good.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Pretty good, but for the price, I actually like Forged Oak better.
 
Andy
Andy,
Love this!
 
Sam
Sam,
Too old for my liking. Dry and strong leather flavor
 
David
David,
Excellent Bourbon, worth the price. Tremendous balance and complexity and great on the nose.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Nice finish. Strong hints of caramel and vanilla.
 
Bobby
Bobby,
Great bourbon, worth the price, hard to find, looking forward to trying the rest of the Rhetoric family.
 
Jason
Jason,
Love it! Great caramel notes goes down smooth with a nice burn
 
Dustin
Dustin,
Best I have ever had. I currently have the 23 year. Absolutely amazing.
 
Behnam
Behnam,
The more I drink it the more I love it. Nice vanilla finish and a steal at the price.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Apples and booze on the nose (which was surprising given the ABV). Smooth, light mouth feel. Clove, allspice on the palate. Easy finish.
 
guest
guest,
Oak! Very good sweet vanilla daily sipper (if secondary market value wasn't so high)
 
Kevin's
Kevin's,
Very smooth with hints of vanilla.
 
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