First Impression: Orphan Barrel Forged Oak

Forged Oak by Orphan Barrel Price : $65 retail Age : 15 years Nose : Beautiful.  Caramel, honey, a burning fire in a fireplace, that smell you get if you are running outside in early winter after it’s rained….like wet leaves.  Little bit of pepper.  Very nice indeed. Palate : Smooth,…

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First Impression : Orphan Barrel Old Blowhard

Old Blowhard by Orphan Barrel Age : 26 Nose : Very nice.  Smells almost identical to Eagle Rare 17 to me.  Oak, leather, caramel. Palate : Very nice on the tongue.  Strong on the caramel and butterscotch.  Oak stays.  Hint of spice. Finish : It goes down nicely, with butterscotch…

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5 things I learned about Bourbon in 2014…

1)  It’s not all about Pappy.  Pretend the entire hype surrounding Pappy didn’t exist and you went to a store and paid $69.99 for a 15 year bottle of Pappy Van Winkle.  You would say man this is great bourbon, but you wouldn’t lose sleep if you didn’t get a…

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