Forged Oak Bourbon Whiskey

01 Apr

This is one I have been wanting to try

Adventures In Whiskey


Forged Oak is the latest release from Diageo’s Orphan Barrel series.  The youngest bourbon of the group, Forged Oak is 15 years old and 90.5 proof.  Forged Oak is also the cheapest in the series.  A bottle should run you about $65.  It was distilled at the new Bernheim distillery in Louisville between 1997-1998 and aged at the Stitzel-Weller warehouses.  It’s mash bill is 86% corn, 8% barley and 6% rye.  Looks like a really low percentage of rye.  How does it fare in a glass?

(Diageo sent a small review sample.)  Forged Oak’s title doesn’t lie – there’s oak here, but not as much in the nose as I thought there’d be.  I also get aromas of candy corn, vanilla, caramel and ginger.  The oak really shows itself on the palate and finish.  There’s an oak presence, but not an overbearing one.  In addition to oak, I…

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