cinnamon
fruit
brown sugar
anise
honey
chocolate
nutmeg
sweet vanilla
oak
Spiral Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 24 Year Old Bourbon

Orphan Barrel
Rhetoric 24 Year Old Bourbon
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Oak brown.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Aromas of oak and vanilla on the nose, followed by caressing brown sugar, chocolate and leather.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Flavors of orchard fruits, oak, vanilla and anise, with subtle notes of spicy cinnamon and honey shine on the palate.

Finish
Warm and sweet finish of nutmeg and caramel. 
Price:
$401.99
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Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 24 Year Old Bourbon is adored for its cinnamon, fruit, brown sugar and anise flavor notes.

This Bourbon is carefully distilled at Bernheim distillery, United States.

Based on 24 votes, the average rating for Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 24 Year Old Bourbon is 8.5/10.

Top reviews for Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 24 Year Old Bourbon:

— Best bourbon I’ve ever tasted. I like the smell equally so!

— Really smooth and sweet. Not too much oak even though 24 years. More of an after dinner drink than a classic bourbon.

— Wonderful bourbon. Leathery with cinnamon and oak. Rich and complex.
  • Category
  • Style
    Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45.3%
  • Distillery
    Bernheim Distillery
  • Age
    NAS

Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 24 Year Old Bourbon

(0.75l, 45.3%)


8.5/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 24 Year Old Bourbon
Ross
Ross,
Was gifted this fancy bottle for a birthday. Had very high hopes given the price but it runs a bit hot for my liking.
 
Steve
Steve,
Solid. Pricey, but solid.
 
Joe
Joe,
Best bourbon I’ve ever tasted. I like the smell equally so!
 
Mike
Mike,
It’s good but Too old. So much wood
 
Dave
Dave,
Really smooth and sweet. Not too much oak even though 24 years. More of an after dinner drink than a classic bourbon.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
For those unaware, this is the fifth iteration of the Orphan Barrel Rhetoric series. As far as we are aware, each whiskey comes from the same provenance, and the different age expressions allow one to travel through the oak maturation process. On to the whiskey: Before Water Nose: Candied cherries. Some other dried berries underneath. Blueberry honey. A bit of leather, wafting up from below. As it opens up a bit more, citrus peel. Smells like orange peel to my nose. Vanilla. Lots of vanilla at the end. Palate: Oak. Lots of oak. Leather/tannins coming through strongly. The dried cherry on the nose gives way to dried cherries on the palate, underneath the oak and leather. Further along, a bit of sourness and bitterness pierces through. Not unpleasant, mind you, but noticable. After Water (1/2 teaspoon): Nose: Less of the candied cherries and dried fruit, more citrus peel. The honey and vanilla come on more strongly. A small hint of the leather from new shoes. Palate (after 1/2 teaspoon water): Still oak. Still leather. After the water, the oak and leather drown out a lot of the more subtle flavors, which I find unusual, as usually the opposite happens. After a while, the vanilla starts coming through. All in all, a very barrel-influenced bourbon, which is not surprising given its age. Rating: 6 stars. This rating’s wholly a function of Flaviar’s price for this bottle. At around $165, which is what I paid for it, it goes up to an 8. Still, this bottle is not as good as the 23 year. The oak influence is becoming a bit too heavy and is drowning out the high-quality spirit. Still, if you find a good price, worth a buy.
 
Troy
Troy,
Wonderful bourbon. Leathery with cinnamon and oak. Rich and complex.
 
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