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Whiskey Review: Orphan Barrel Fable & Folly

Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to us as a review sample by Orphan Barrel

For years, Orphan Barrel has been rescuing vats of liquid gold stashed and forgotten by the supplying

Orphan Barrel gave us Barterhouse, Forged Oak, and the Rhetoric series, and now it gives us its

The stock from those previously mentioned series has dwindled down

Fable & Folly’s illustrated label depicts a cryptid made up of a fox, a stag, and

The sly and cunning fox represents Barterhouse, the 20-year-old bourbon

The stoic stag represents Forged Oak, the 15-year-old bourbon

Lastly, the joyful hummingbird represents Rhetoric, the 20 plus-year-old bourbons

It is nice to see the select stocks form a new brand instead of in a hodgepodge

Blended together to create a new rare whiskey that will be talked about long after it is

Does the new blend accomplish what Mackay set out to achieve? Find out below

Nose: Lemon Pine-Sol and nail polish remover start the whiskey off, but as that dissipates, it becomes

Palate: The whiskey starts out quickly with sweetness from powdered sugar, but then the oak hits big