Orphan Barrel Barterhouse 20 Year Old Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey (750ml) (ships as 1.5L)
Surprisingly lacking in oak intensity, given its age. Very creamy and soothingly sweet, with notes of honeyed vanilla, crème brûlée, sultana, orange creamsicle, peach cobbler, and a subtle array of tropical fruit. Soft and mellow on the finish. It’s very easy-drinking and should be enjoyable under most moods and circumstances. (JH)
The mysterious 20 year old expression arrives! The Old Barterhouse is the most talked about American whiskey of 2014 and it's got the gusto to back up the hype. The rich, spicy, and full-bodied palate bursts with sweet vanilla and creamy corn, showcasing the richness that only 20 years in a new charred barrel can offer. This is as close as you'll get to Pappy 20 in today's market and it's about $40 less per bottle. Consider yourself lucky if you manage to get one.