L&P Wines & Liquors
Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 22-Year-Old, according to Diageo, continues the slow march of this series set to culminate in the debut of a 25-year-old in 2019. Ewan Morgan, Master of Whiskey for Diageo, said in a statement during the 21-year-old release that “the progressive aging experiment we’re employing with the Rhetoric series is incredibly unique. We’re going to be able to compare a line of bourbons side-by-side to see how aspects of the liquid – color, aroma, flavors and mouthfeel – are impacted by extra time spent in the barrel.”
For those unfamiliar with Rhetoric, it is said stocks were found “in the old Stitzel-Weller Warehouses in Louisville, Ky. The whiskey was distilled between 1990–1993 at the Bernheim Distillery historically located at 17 and Breckenridge in Louisville, Ky., while owned and operated by United Distillers.” Its mash bill is 86% corn, 8% barley and 6% rye.