Rhetoric stocks were found in the old Stitzel-Weller Warehouses in Louisville, KY, the company says. The whiskey was distilled (between 1990-1993) at the Bernheim Distillery, historically located at 17th and Breckenridge in Louisville, Ky., while owned and operated by United Distillers. The whiskey is hand-bottled in Tullahoma, Tennessee.
The mash bill for Rhetoric Whiskey is 86% corn, 8% barley and 6% rye.
Beginning with dried fruit and a hint of leather, Rhetoric 23-Year-Old tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, anise and cracked nuts, the company reports. The finish is long with oak and a touch of smoke. It’s 90.6 proof.