Rhetoric Bourbon – 20 yr. 45% abv. 90 proof
Diageo’s Orphan Barrel line has been making headlines recently for their recently launched line of super aged bourbons. Old Blowhard and
Barterhouse have been receiving favorable reviews.
First spotted by Sku’s blog, it looks as though Diageo just submitted the label for the 3rd expression in the line, Rhetoric Bourbon. Rhetoric Bourbon will be a 20 year old bourbon coming in at 45% abv., or 90 proof. Unlike the the first 2 releases which came from Stitzer-Weller stocks, there is no mention of a specific distillery for Rhetoric Bourbon as of yet.
A purposeful illustration of how barrel maturation imparts a lasting impression on a whiskey year after year – this twenty-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey begins with a smoky nose, translating into ripe apples and rich vanilla oak taste and concludes with a full finish of dried fruits. Subsequent limited release of this explorative whiskey will be released each year from the remaining maturing stock.
There is no word on release date or pricing. The label was approved on March, 29th so it is looking to be another late Summer/Fall release.
For more information see: https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonline/viewColaDetails.do?action=publicFormDisplay&ttbid=14063001000084