Rhetoric 25-Year-Old is the latest release from the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company—a beautiful Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey aged for 25 years. Aged five years longer than the first release, Rhetoric 20-Year-Old, it is slightly more mature and carries a higher proof.
This rare, extremely limited expression is the sixth and final release in the Rhetoric series, which has been progressively aged and re-released annually at a year older, allowing whiskey aficionados to collect the series and compare the whiskeys side by side.
Rhetoric stocks were found in the old Stitzel-Weller Warehouses in Louisville, KY. The whiskey was distilled (between 1990-1993) at the Bernheim Distillery historically located at 17th and Breckenridge in Louisville, KY, while owned and operated by United Distillers. The whiskey is hand-bottled in Tullahoma, TN.
Mash Bill: 86% corn, 8% barley, 6% rye
Nose: Aroma rich in oak and vanilla notes with hints of dried fruit, cherries and allspice
Palate: Oak-forward with notes of nutmeg, caramel and cocoa
Finish: Warming and slightly spicy