Orphan Barrel Lost Prophet
History: The Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co. was created in early 2014 to locate forgotten barrels of whiskey from around the world and share them with whiskey lovers everywhere. That’s right, just like loving parents to an orphan child taking them in off the street and giving them a home, this creative initiative rescues lost whisky ‘orphans’ and gives them purpose again. So far the distillery has released four different variants of its growing orphan family: Barterhouse 20-Year-Old, Old Blowhard 26-Year-Old, Rhetoric 20-Year-Old and now this gem, Lost Prophet 22-Year-Old. Lost Prophet stocks were found in the Stitzel-Weller warehouses in Louisville, Kentucky., and distilled in 1991 in Frankfort, Kentucky. Lost Prophet, like the rest of the Orphan Barrel releases so far, was hand bottled in Tullahoma, Tennesse. Lost Prophet will be a one-time release, as was the case with Old Blowhard, a 26-Year-Old Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey previously released by Orphan Barrel so if you have the chance to get your hands on a bottle you will only be one of a few. The Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co’s objective is to search for new and interesting whiskeys and as they are discovered, they will be added to the family to provide bourbon lovers a great selection of rare whiskeys.
Tasting Notes: This 22-Year-Old bourbon begins with a nose hinting of honey, dried fruit, apricot and clove. Lost Prophet has a silky, full bodied taste of spice cake, vanilla and leather, with a sweet, smoky finish. Oooooo smooooth!
Wisemen Word: With interest in America's native spirit at an all-time high, aged bourbons have captured the imaginations of whiskey enthusiasts everywhere. Learning about older whiskeys can be a window into the past and a uniquely fascinating sipping experience for old or new whisky drinkers. This unique bourbon is a definite must try and a special addition to any aficionado’s collection for home. We highly recommend trying this, or maybe not since there will only be a limited supply! Tuck this bottle away for a special occasion and tell the story of how you rescued an orphan barrel of whiskey to the grandkids. Please enjoy responsibly. Slainte