Orphan Barrel removes the limits from limited production

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Stitzel-Weller was closed in 1991 for distilling, but is still used for warehousing, which is a big deal in Bourbon country because the heat and humidity of the warehouse have a strong influence on the flavor. Barrels of whiskey get put in there that don’t end up making it into the blend of Old Fitzgerald or Bulleit, and they just sit there getting older. They are “orphans.” Full story

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