Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 23

Rhetoric 23

Paid: $120 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Heaven Hill / Diageo

Region: Kentucky

45.3% ABV

Aged For: 23 Years

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: Yes

 


 

Color: Dark Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Banana cream pie, cigar boxes, vanilla tannins, baking spice, and apples

Feel: Dry and medium bodied

Taste: Heavy dark dirty oak, caramel, dark chocolate, cherry, and pitch black coffee

Finish: Old oak, toffee, espresso, slight warmth and medium strength

Thoughts: This is slightly over oaked for me, and I really enjoy my oak bombs, still it’s not everyday one gets to try 23 year old bourbon, so the novelty was worth it to me.

Score: 82 out of 100

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