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.

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  • Style
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co.
  • Bottler
    Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co.
  • Age
    22 Year Old

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

toasted oak
What does Orphan Barrel Rhetoric Bourbon 22 Year Old taste like?

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Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.

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

Long and woody, ending with dark chocolate notes
Ratings & Reviews
Love it! Great caramel notes goes down smooth with a nice burn
Best I have ever had. I currently have the 23 year. Absolutely amazing.
The more I drink it the more I love it. Nice vanilla finish and a steal at the price.
Apples and booze on the nose (which was surprising given the ABV). Smooth, light mouth feel. Clove, allspice on the palate. Easy finish.
Oak! Very good sweet vanilla daily sipper (if secondary market value wasn't so high)
Very smooth with hints of vanilla.
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