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Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 25 Year Bourbon Whiskey

The final release in the Orphan Barrel Rhetoric series. Started in 2013 with the release of Rhetoric 20 year. Drawn from old bourbon stock found among aging barrels in the old Stitzel-Weller warehouses in Louisville.  It was previously distilled between 1990 and 1993 at the Bernheim distillery “historically located at 17th and Breckenridge in Louisville” during the time this facility was owned and operated by United Distillers.The mash bill for Rhetoric is 86% corn, 8% barley and 6% rye. The 25-year-old has aromas of oak and vanilla, the company says, with hints of dried fruit, cherries and allspice. Flavors are oak-forward with notes of nutmeg, caramel and cocoa, giving way to a slightly spicy finish.
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10 reviews

Fast service , thank you !

Best bourbon I’ve had in quite a while.

Reminds me of Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year.
I’ve been searching for this nice since 2016 and surprising I found it online @Chip’s. Great customer service, fast ( and inexpensive) shipping. Bottles arrived well packed and secure. This is my new go to shop to order liquor!


Great service and great communication also I will purchase from again
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Very Smooth

Great, smooth drinking on the rocks. One of my favorites.


Had a nice dram of the Henry McKenna and it was too harsh. Added a bit of water and some ice to mellow out the whisky and it was much more approachable. In the end a lovely drink with hints of cola and spice. Highly recommended!