Rhetoric 23 Year Bourbon
Rhetoric // Kentucky, USA
This bourbon, released in 2017, is the fourth edition in Orphan Barrel's Rhetoric series, which consists of progressively aged bourbons. The Rhetoric series plans to carry out through 2019, allowing connoisseurs to compare the years side-by-side.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Vanilla custard shows first on the nose, followed by brown sugar, cinnamon, and oak. Palate is a bit soft and watery, seems flat to start. Opens up over time and offers burnt toast and dry oak, as well as dark berries and sour cherries. Rich brown sugar then emerges on the back palate and finish, along with notes bridging bitter and sweet, such as burnt caramel and molasses."