Rhetoric 25 Year Bourbon Review Header

Rhetoric 25 Year Bourbon Review

In Bourbon Whiskey Reviews by Shawn Jackson1 Comment


The Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company is an endeavor to rescue nearly forgotten barrels of delicious whiskey and share them with discerning adult consumers.

– Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company
Click to explore our complete library of reviews to help you choose your next perfect bottle.

Rhetoric 25 Year Bourbon

  • DISTILLER: Produced by the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company. Originally distilled at the Bernheim Distillery historically located at 17th and Breckenridge in Louisville between 1990-1993
  • MASH BILL: 86% Corn | 6% Rye | 8% Barley
  • AGE: 25 Years
  • YEAR: 2018
  • PROOF: 91 proof (45.5% ABV)
  • MSRP: $140
  • BUY ONLINE: Wine-Searcher.com  

NOSE[cs_acf field=”nose”]

TASTE: [cs_acf field=”taste”]

FINISH: [cs_acf field=”finish”]

SHARE WITH: [cs_acf field=”share_with”]

WORTH THE PRICE[cs_acf field=”worth_the_price”]

BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: [cs_acf field=”bottle_bar_or_bust”]

OVERALL: [cs_acf field=”overall”]

Learn more about [cs_acf field=”author_first_name”]’s whiskey preferences and check out more of his reviews…

Editor’s Note: Back in May 2014, I had the opportunity to review the first release of Rhetoric. Now that we’re at the end of its 5-year journey you may want to check out that original Rhetoric bourbon review and see how it stacks up to today’s review of the 25 year release.

About the Author

Shawn Jackson

Facebook Twitter

Shawn was born and raised in Houston but followed his wife to Nashville where they spent a wonderful and exciting decade. It was there that Shawn established his photography company, Sundel Perry, which was focused primarily on serving the music business. While living in Nashville, he fell in love with bourbon and co-founded a club in 2010 called The Bourbon Trust with some of his neighbors and friends. He orchestrated several barrel picks for the group from different distilleries before returning to Houston in 2015 and has been there since. In addition to drinking, talking about, and writing about bourbon, he loves capturing the visual beauty of bourbon in photos. His wife and his two young daughters are all very supportive of his bourbon obsession. For now.


  1. Avatar

    Shawn, I agree.
    5 years ago I was introduced to the Orphan Barrel Family.
    I’ve had the Forged Oak…..Barterhouse and now the Rhetoric.
    No disappointment here.
    Quality and enjoyment.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.