Orphan Barrel Whoop & Holler, 42%

Price: $175 Issue: Spring 2017 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

This composite includes 28 year old barrels that yielded a flavor profile similar to pre-Prohibition blends. Smoke, mint, herbs, dandelion, chamomile, and horehound. Earthiness warms the palate with a slight hint of whole-grain toast. A medium finish shows a bit of black licorice. This style is so reminiscent of early 1900s whiskeys that it's a must-pour for a palate history lesson. You just don't taste these notes elsewhere.