Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 22 Year Old
750 ML (Standard)
It mainly tastes like oak and roses.It's sips like high octane, compared to the others.There's cinnamon and nutmeg, but that's not where I am getting the heat from.Fresh garden mint, granny smith apple, melon, and stone fruit add in some layers.Overall, it is really bitter and the flavors don't seem to mesh well.
The oak is really pronounced in this one.I still get baby powder and banana bread.The sweetness on the nose is butterscotch and toffee with faint cinnamon.There is a bit of rose petal with cardamom too.
Ranked number six for me out of the series.Disappointing for the lack of balance.The oak flavor is creeping up in intensity, and I can only see th orphan Barrel Rhetoric series getting overtaken by oak from here on out.The harshest of them all to drink with a bitterness that leaves your mouth puckering dry.
mash bill 86% corn, 8% malted barley, 6% rye; aged 22 years,