ORPHAN BARREL RHETORIC 24 YEAR BOURBON
This whiskey is from the dwindling bourbon stocks found in the old Stitzel-Weller warehouses in Louisville, Kentucky, and was distilled between 1990 and 1993 at the Bernheim distillery, “historically located at 17th and Breckenridge”.
Rhetoric (bottled at 90.8 proof) has a mash bill that’s 86% corn, 8% barley and 6% rye. Official tasting notes suggest an “aroma of rich vanilla oak, brown sugar and chocolate. Taste begins with orchard fruit accented with a hint of allspice, and gives way to a warming finish with of nutmeg and caramel notes.