Orphan Barrel Whoop & Holler

Whoop and Holler

Price: $175 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: George Dickel / Diageo

Region: Tennessee

43% ABV

Mashbill: 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% barley

Aged For: 28 years

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: Yes (And possibly other filtering)



Color: Copper (For 28 years I’m a bit surprised at the relative lightness)

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Sour dark barrel char, heavy citrus, spoiled maple syrup, rotted corn mash, vanilla, and dark coffee.

Mouthfeel: Dry and thin

Palate/Taste: Dear god it’s like licking an oak branch that’s been struck by lightning and covered in sour mineral water. Bubblegum and citric acid.

Finish: Depressing long and bitter, caramel, vanilla extract harvested from the lining of an oak barrel, and corn.

Thoughts: The epitome of over oaked, it’s not good folks.

Score: 60 out of 100

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