Overall rating
Orphan Barrel (OrBa)
Stated Age
20 years old
45.0 % Vol.
750 ml
90 Proof
Added on
15 Jun 2015 10:37 am

Average value

€ 558.62

9 × in wishlist

10 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Rhetoric 20-year-old OrBa

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.13 points

  1. TsiAI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when tasting: 25℃

    Eyes: Golden Scent Nose: A little dusty sawdust, some spices (cinnamon, cloves, turmeric powder), gingerbread man, a lot of fun, mixed with a lot of saffron and pink pepper meringue, the spicy fragrance is like dried flowers +Wild Sansho. The end has a sweet and delicate creamy aroma.
    Taste Palate: The sweetness is not high, but the aroma is rich, all kinds of elegant spices, slightly spicy. Oak, dried petals, lilac flowers, rose cake, grains, some bitterness. There are cream, custard pudding and moist bread in the back section.
    Final rhyme Finish: long, red date peel, wheat bran, rose soap, woody spice Body: medium, better oily feeling, no tannins detected, not much bitter bottom

    Nose: 90/100
    Palate: 90/100
    Finish: 90/100
    Body: 89/100
    Overall: 90/100

    Overall: This is the first time I have felt the delicateness on the wave itself (because I have drunk too little wine). The overall spices are relatively delicate and delicate. The roots are in the fragrance of spices, oak and dried herbs. The sweetness of the grain appears. Not much. As a high vintage bourbon, it is quite easy to drink.

  2. MaltEdMalt scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    750 ml bottle was 55% full and Had been open 5 years at time of this sample review.
    Interesting dram with pleasant flavor notes.
    • Nose
      Caramel, leather, banana foster, spices.... nutmeg, slight cinnamon
    • Taste
      Apple, slight peppery note like from a rye, very light oak. Enough complexity to keep things interesting
    • Finish
      The finish is pleasant and medium In length

  3. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet, spicy notes of cereals, cherries, mint, leather, water pipe tobacco, oak, moss and metallic aromas. Outstanding composition.
    • Taste
      Soft, clear onset of oak, spicy grain, allspice, cloves, leather and water pipe tobacco with cherry flavor.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, mint, cherries, delicate tobacco, oak and leather.


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