This latest Orphan Barrel whiskey release can’t legally be a bourbon because it was distilled and aged North of the border at the Crown Royal distillery in Gimli, Canada.
This is the 11th release in the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company’s series of long aged and sometimes forgotten whiskies. Orphan Barrel is so confident that once you hear about this latest release you won’t be able to resist it so they called it Entrapment Canadian Whisky.
Legal Definition of “Entrapment”
noun | en·trap·ment
1: the action or process of entrapping
2: the state or condition of being entrapped; also : the affirmative defense of having been entrapped by a government agent
3: Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distillery version; Now that you know about it, you must buy this 25 year old Canadian whiskey.
The company says that Entrapment was crafted deep in the heart of the Manitoba wilderness in Canada. Crown Royal, known for its blends occasionally leaves behind small quantities of barrels that didn’t fit in the full blend. These barrels are moved around the warehouse to make room for newly filled barrels. They admittedly said they were not “forgotten,” but instead simply not chosen for another blend thus becoming hidden treasures for what is now the Orphan Barrel line.
A 2 Grain Mashbill
Orphan Barrel’s Entrapment Canadian Whisky has a mashbill of 97% corn and 3% malted barley. It’s been aged for 25 years in Gimli, Canada travels nearly 1,500 miles south to Tullahoma, Tennessee for hand-bottling. The company’s tasting notes say the whiskey begins with a vanilla, toffee and a delicate toasted oak scent that tastes light and creamy with hints of tobacco and walnut. The finish is warm with notes of dried fruits reminiscent of plums and raisins.
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The Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company project is owned and run by DIAGEO and headquartered in Tullahoma, TN. They seek out barrels hiding in dark, quiet, corners of rickhouses around the world where great whiskeys were nearly forgotten just waiting to be reunited with their forever families.
Entrapment Canadian Whisky is 41% ABV / 82 proof will be available in limited markets with a suggested retail price of $149.99 for a 750ml bottle.
Orphan Barrel’s Entrapment Canadian Whisky