Forged Oak Bourbon


Spirit: Bourbon
Price: $75 Retail as of October 2015
Strength: 46% Alcohol (91 proof)
Availability: Not common and increasingly rare to find.
Rating / Score: 87% or A-

Orphan Barrel Forged Oak Bourbon has a great number of mixed reviews.  Personally I am a big fan of Orphan Barrel, its one of the few bourbons where the retail price is actually comparable to the quality and taste of the whiskey.  The oak is a bit heavy, but I would not let that take away from the great bourbon it is.

Color: Gold/Copper
Nose: Sweet
Taste: Smooth, leathery with a lot of oak.
Finish: Peppery and dry, bit of a good, mild burn.

Bottom Line:  You either love this or hate it.  I have not heard anyone say that its just ok or great but not good, they have solid opinions about it. My opinion is its good, while often over rated, its a great whiskey for the current going price, which, for whiskey these days means you have to spend over $50 for decent bottle.  For $75 I know I am getting a great bottle of whiskey with no regrets.

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