Marking its fifth release, Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company have proudly unveiled the “Forged Oak”. This exquisite Kentucky Straight Bourbon has aged for 15 years in a charred American oak, offering incredible stark contrasts in its colors and aesthetic features. The seducing-ly delightful packaging showcases an intricately brushed and hand crafted metallic label with silver antique hues and a uniquely embossed design.
The whiskey itself was produced between 1997-1998 at the renowned New Ternheim Distillery, before being stored for 15 years in Louisville, Kentucky. Hand-bottled in Tullahoma, Tennesee, the Forged Oak is now available for your sipping pleasure. Now, how about we talk about the taste?
We’re looking at 86% corn, 7% barley and 6% rye, offering a unique and succulent palate. Cedar, maple, custard and madagascan vanilla bean caress your nose from the get-go with subtle aromas of cocoa and ripe berries coming into play shortly afterward. On the palate you’re getting a heavy hit of charred oaky wood, dark cocoa and succulent berries, combined with a powerful finish of deep black cracked pepper. One word: Wow.
Size: 750 ml
Alcohol: 90.5 proof, 45.25% (ABV)