It’s painfully hard to believe that there are forgotten barrels of whiskey out there. It simply breaks my heart [insert uber-tearful emoji here]. But thanks to the good folks at Diageo these orphaned barrels of whiskey have now found themselves a home. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Diageo would soon be introducing their Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company project. As part of the project, the beverage behemoth has chosen to locate these forgotten barrels of whiskey and share them with the public.
“The whiskey warehouses and rickhouses these spirits come from are special places filled with the incredible smells of seasoned oak, rough textures of weathered wood and amazing tastes of precious liquid,” said Ewan Morgan, Master of Whiskey for DIAGEO. “It’s every worker’s dream of finding that forgotten barrel of delicious whiskey and sharing it with their friends. That’s exactly what we’re doing.”
The first two whiskeys that will be available to the public will be Barterhouse Whiskey ($75) and Old Blowhard Whiskey ($150). Both were discovered at the Stitzel-Weller facility in Louisville, Kentucky and were then hand-bottled in Tullahoma, Tennessee.
Both whiskeys will be available in limited quantities beginning in March. And if you do happen to get your hands on a bottle feel free to send a shot or two this way.