Review #180. Orphan Barrel Barterhouse 20yr

Whiskey Network Review #180 | /r/Bourbon Review #98 Orphan Barrel Barterhouse 20yr

Distiller: ???

Bottler: Diageo (Orphan Barrel)

ABV: 45.1% ABV

Age: 20 Years

Source: Sample

Nose: Faint, mellow and not very robust. Malty, grainy and caramel heavy. Subdued leather, clove and mild brown sugar. Mild woody char.

Taste: Bananas? doughy, thin, astringent and mildly hot. Molasses, clove, leather, and brown sugar.

Finish: Medium but shortest of the three. Hot and punchy which was really a surprise,

Overall: You can tell by my lack of detail that I’m not horribly thrilled. For an old, expensive product this was nothing greater than an average dram. As a result of this, Barterhouse also gathers a 5 rating. It’s not bad, but it’s also not excellent.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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