Rhetoric 20 Year Bourbon


Rhetoric // Kentucky, USA

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 163 )

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.

  • age
    20 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"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."

Score 89

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Flavor Profile

Sweet & Spicy

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