Lost Prophet Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Aged 22 Years
What the Distillery Says:
Lost Prophet speaks softly but carries a big stick. Eloquent and gentle, this Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was unearthed after spending 22 long years resting in charred American white oak barrels, tucked away in a corner of the historic Stitzel-Weller rickhouses in Shively, Kentucky.
Lost Prophet is a soft spoken whiskey, with aromas of honey, apricot and clove that reveal a silky, full-bodied taste with notes of spiced vanilla and a touch of leather, culminating in a sweet smoky finish.
Only a small amount of Lost Prophet exists and it will only be released once. After the last bottle has been sold, it’s gone for good, its nomadic journey coming to an end.
What Gary Says:
Nose: Sitting in an old, comfy leather chair where cigars had been enjoyed prior (but not recently), rich vanilla, nice balance with oak.
Palate: Brighter and sweeter than the nose advertised, dark stewed fruit (maybe fruitcake?).
Finish: Moderately long, and sweet.
Comments: This was better than I expected, and I prefer it over Forged Oak or Rhetoric 20yr. The nose is really nice, and balances the savory (including a hint of smoke) with the sweet like a pro. The palate was more on the sweet side, which was a bit of a surprise – but I’d rather have more sweet than oak personally (but it isn’t “too sweet” either). So far, this is definitely one of my favorites from the Orphan Barrel series.
Rating: Must Try
What Richard Says:
Nose: Stewed peaches, caramel chews, creme brulee, and cinnamon candies.
Palate: Rich cinnamon and vanilla sweetness battling with a tart, tannic woodiness.
Finish: Long and slow with a rich sweetness fading to a strong oak note.
Comments: Not one for the oak averse but it’s a very nice expression of 20+ year old bourbon. I really enjoy this one. The oak does this really interesting interplay with that honey vanilla sweetness.
Rating: Must Try