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Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 20 Years Old Bourbon Review

Tasting Notes & Ratings

Expert Rating: 85Highly Rated Bourbon

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Distillery Tasting Notes

Diageo ~ Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co.

Rhetoric features notes of smoked vanilla oak, toasted rye, and dried fruits with a long, full finish of cherry blossom and bitter chocolate

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The People's Bourbon Review

Color: medium amber color in the bottle, golden amber in the glass. Nose: sweet oak smokiness, caramel, apple cider, vanilla, and a hint of rye. Palate – lots of oak, dried fruit (cherries and Apples), vanilla, and caramel. Finish: Medium finish with rye spice and cherries. Smooth and easy sipper.

Proof: 90
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 45%
Aged: 20 Years
Mash Bill: 86% Corn, 8% Malted Barley, and 6% Rye
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Ratings Key

Ratings breakdown based on a 100 point scale.

  • 100 Unsurpassable (The GOAT)
  • 95-99 Exceptional
  • 90-94 Excellent
  • 85-89 Great
  • 80-84 Good
  • 75-79 Above Average
  • 70-74 Average
  • 65-69 Below Average. Mixer, at best
  • 60-64 Bad
  • 50-59 Drain Pour
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