Orphan Barrel Barterhouse Kentucky Bourbon 20 year old

SKU 82000767374



Twenty years in American Oak will make your average spirit a bit mellow. Take all the fight out. Well this here is no ordinary spirit, and twenty years is long enough to pick up a trick or two. For one barrel in particular, it was long enough to develop the gift of a silver tongue. The old Stitzel-Weller rickhouse hands had it written off as a rumor. A character so smooth, it could clean out the card sharps and take the shirt off a travelling salesman's back.

Category Bourbon
Country United States
Region Tennessee
Brand Orphan Barrel
Alcohol/vol 45.1%
  • we96

Wine EnthusiastThis is from a series of old and rare limited-edition whiskies released by Diageo from their Stitzel-Weller warehouses. It's silky and surprisingly gentle for a 20-year-old whiskey, with notes of creamy caramel, brown sugar and touches of tropical fruit and allspice. It finishes remarkably long, with gentle vanilla sweetness.

September 1, 2014
  • wsk90

Whisky AdvocateSurprisingly lacking in oak intensity, given its age. Very creamy and soothingly sweet, with notes of honeyed vanilla, creme brulee, sultana, orange creamsicle, peach cobbler, and a subtle array of tropical fruit. Soft and mellow on the finish. It's very easy-drinking and should be enjoyable under most moods and circumstances. JH

July 2013