If you take Diageo’s word for it, the Orphan Barrel Rhetoric bourbons are the product of an unknown past. Mysterious. Lost. Legendary.
The truth, however, is that much of the history of these bottles is known, and much of the story is quite good, albeit there are chapters that Diageo may not want you to know.
Scott is a co-founder of Flight Club and a frequent writer and reviewer on the Club’s blog.