Rhetoric 20 Year Bourbon
Rhetoric // Kentucky, USA
The third bottle released under the Orphan Barrel label, Rhetoric is a straight bourbon and was distilled at the New Bernheim Distillery in Kentucky. The Orphan Barrel whiskeys are "found" barrels "discovered" at the Stizel-Weller rickhouses owned by Diageo. There is talk of older, future releases of the Rhetoric so keep your eyes peeled for 21 Year, etc. to come.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Though brown sugar is prominent on the nose, the whiskey has a masculine profile overall with leather and barrels spices shining through. The sweet and spice aspects balance nicely and that see-saw action between the two flavors as you drink is a pleasurable experience. The finish is on the bitter side, but still has a bit of mouthwatering acidity that doesn't leave the whiskey flat and encourages you to take another sip."