Monday, April 24, 2017


The Orphan Barrel Whisky Distilling Company, has announced the launch of the fourth bottling from its progressively aged Rhetoric whiskey series.

Rhetoric 23 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon (45.3% ABV) has been produced using whiskey stock that was found in the old Stitzel-Weller Warehouses. The whiskies were distilled between 1990 - 1993 at the Bernheim Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky.

Rhetoric 23 Year Old

Aged three years longer than the first release and bottled at a higher strength, this latest release in the Diageo owned series, which sets out to rescue nearly forgotten barrels of whiskey, has a mash bill of 86% corn, 8% barley and 6% rye.

Rhetoric 23 Year Old, is said to deliver notes of juicy dried fruit and hints of leather on the nose, followed by notes of rich, smooth coffee, dark chocolate, anise and nuts on the palate.

As per the previous three releases in the series, the Rhetoric 23 Year Old bottle feature a gold label with a hummingbird rising above chaos and confusion to find clarity and reason. The background, reminiscent of the oak barrels in which the whiskey aged, will grow deeper in colour as Rhetoric is released each year.

Rhetoric 23 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, will be available later this month in the US, from specialist retailers, for a RRP of $120,00.

Posted by Steve Rush