Orphan Barrel Whiskey Company have made a name for themselves in a market that has increasingly become infatuated with long-aged whiskies. The company was started to share barrels of lost whiskeys that have become a thing of legend. Barrels of incredibly rare whiskey that have been hidden away or forgotten in cellars, distilleries, and rickhouses are bottled in small batches for the world to get a one-of-a-kind taste. Each Orphan Barrel whiskey is hand bottled in Tullahoma, Tennessee to ensure every last drop is handled with care.
Orphan Barrel’s latest offering is Whoop & Holler. Distilled and bottled at George Dickel Distillery, this rare offering spent a staggering 28 years in the barrel. The nose offers notes of marzipan, molasses, and sweet corn. The palette has sweet hints of cinnamon and vanilla and a long dry finish, that should be expected after 28 years, leaves one lingering on the subtle spice of clove with a soft hint of almonds. Be sure to savor every last drop of Whoop & Holler because once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.