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Orphan Barrel Distillery "Entrapment" 25year Canadian Whiskey

Winemaker's Notes:

The whisky is a rich amber color with a deep yellow-brown hue. On the nose there is a pronounced, sweet creamy, crème brûlée note accompanied by aromas of butterscotch with hints of vanilla, followed by hints of dried stone fruit and a bit of walnut. There is also a persistent waxy note, slightly reminiscent of furniture wax that is typical of grain whiskies.On the palate there is sweetness, a more pronounced dried stone fruit note of peach, with vanilla, butterscotch and hints of cinnamon and wood spice. There is some weight on the palate, with a rich creamy texture. There is a slight pepperiness that builds and then fades quickly. The finish is very smooth, sweet, of medium length with distinctive stone fruit notes and some bitterness on the end.This is an interesting whisky. It is very reminiscent of a Scottish grain whisky. Not a big surprise, as they would have had similar mash bills and distillation procedures. It is smooth, flavorful, if somewhat subtle, and would make an excellent sipping whisky.Forbes Magazine Dec. 2017

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Winery: Orphan Barrel
Variety: Bourbon
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The whisky is a rich amber color with a deep yellow-brown hue. On the nose there is a pronounced, sweet creamy, crème brûlée note accompanied by aromas of butterscotch with hints of vanilla, followed by hints of dried stone fruit and a bit of walnut. There is also a persistent waxy note, slightly reminiscent of furniture wax that is typical of grain whiskies.On the palate there is sweetness, a more pronounced dried stone fruit note of peach, with vanilla, butterscotch and hints of cinnamon and wood spice. There is some weight on the palate, with a rich creamy texture. There is a slight pepperiness that builds and then fades quickly. The finish is very smooth, sweet, of medium length with distinctive stone fruit notes and some bitterness on the end.This is an interesting whisky. It is very reminiscent of a Scottish grain whisky. Not a big surprise, as they would have had similar mash bills and distillation procedures. It is smooth, flavorful, if somewhat subtle, and would make an excellent sipping whisky.Forbes Magazine Dec. 2017

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