Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 23 Year Old
750 ML (Standard)
Strong with oak, but a nice a reprieve from the 22-year-old.While this one is more tannic, it comes off more grassy and straw-like than any of the other whiskies in the series.Cereal notes come through, and there is a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg in the middle.Orange and lemon citrus pop out with mint for the finish.
It comes off as a high octane Whiskey, and it is reminiscent of lemon nail polish remover.Baby powder is still ever present just like the first time I reviewed it.Pungent over-ripened banana and cinnamon stand out.Similar to the others, there is prominent green apple, rosehip, and mint notes.I get a strong amount of black tea.
Ranked number four for me out of the series.In the whole series, the 23-year-old is pretty neutral.Not the highlight of the collection by any means, as individually it is like chewing on a toothpick.Better than the 22-year-old, so I am curious how the Rhetoric rollercoaster continues.
mash bill 86% corn, 8% malted barley, 6% rye; aged 23 years