On today’s episode of A Tasting at The Murder Table, Limpd and G-LO review the Rhetoric 25-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey from Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company of Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Here’s what Orphan Barrel has to say about this whiskey:

Rhetoric 25-Year-Old is the latest release from the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company – a beautiful Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey aged for 25 years. Aged five years longer than the first release, Rhetoric 20-Year-Old, it is slightly more mature and carries a higher proof. The Rhetoric series has been progressively aged and re-released annually at a year older, allowing whiskey aficionados to collect the series and compare the whiskeys

Rhetoric 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 17th and Breckenridge in Louisville, Ky., while owned and operated by United Distillers. The whiskey is hand-bottled in Tullahoma, Tenn.

The mash bill for Rhetoric Whiskey is 86% corn, 8% barley and 6% rye. Bottled at 45.5% ABV, the MSRP is $140 for a 750 ML bottle.

Now that we have that out of the way, pour yourself a glass of your favorite elixir and hit the play button to see and hear what we had to say about this 25 YO Rhetoric expression from the fine folks at Orphan Barrel…


Many thanks to Stefanie Moody of Taylor Strategy for sending these very generous samples in the oh so pretty packaging!