22-YEAR-OLD KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY is the eighth release from the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company and the third in the Rhetoric series of progressively aged whiskeys. The background of the label is reminiscent of the oak barrels in which the whiskey aged, will grow deeper in color as Rhetoric is released each year.
Rhetoric stocks were found in the old Stitzel-Weller Warehouses in Louisville, Ky. The whiskey was distilled between 1990–1993 at the Bernh Distillery historically located at 17 and Breckenridge in Louisville, Ky., while owned and operated by United Distillers.
Rhetoric Whiskey is 86% corn, 8% barley and 6% rye. Beginning with hints of toasted grains, cherries and oak wood, Rhetoric 22-Year-Old tastes of toasted oak dark chocolate with ripe banana and spices of clove and anise. The finish is long and woody ending with dark chocolate notes.
90.4 proof, 45.2% (ABV) at a SRP of $110 (750 ml)