NewsOrphan Barrel Unveils Fable & Folly, Made From Rare Recovered Kentucky Whiskey Stocks

Orphan Barrel Unveils Fable & Folly, Made From Rare Recovered Kentucky Whiskey Stocks


The Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co has announced the latest release from the company: Fable & Folly Finest Quality Whiskey Aged 14 Years. Fable & Folly was crafted from a proprietary blend that includes the last remaining stocks of Barterhouse, Forged Oak, and various Rhetoric releases.

Orphan Barrel is known for searching out rare whiskeys hidden away and nearly forgotten in the dark corners of distilleries and rickhouses. They then bottle and release limited amounts of the treasured liquids with the care and craft they deserve. 

Orphan Barrel Fable & Folly Whiskey

When Master Blender Andrew Mackay discovered the last remaining stores of rare, orphaned whiskeys from years past, he thought it was only fitting to share these whiskeys with the world within one bespoke blend, Fable & Folly. He married the last remaining stocks of Barterhouse, Forged Oak, and various Rhetoric releases with a proprietary blend to create the expression, which pays homage to the original releases yet possesses a distinct profile of its own.

“Fable & Folly honors the quality ingredients that go into it and the ethos of the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co. as a whole,” said Mackay. “In my discoveries of the six orphaned stocks that are part of Fable & Folly, it became clear that blending them would both highlight and enhance the nuances that make these liquids so special. Fable & Folly tells the stories of whiskeys past while exciting aficionados and collectors with a unique new spirit that stands the test of time.” 

Fable & Folly balances age and flavor. This whiskey beautifully accents the rich, smooth character of the orphaned stocks within it, featuring spicy notes of rye and pepper. It begins with a burst of spice and delicately warms to a smooth richness with sweet notes of syrup and fruit.

The spirit animal displayed on the bottle pays homage to this proprietary blend – a hybrid of the three signature animals of the whiskeys from which Fable & Folly came: a stag, a hummingbird, and a fox. Like this bespoke creature, the liquid combines the best of these stocks into one delicious and distinctive breed of whiskey, a perfect embodiment of the Fable & Folly heritage, lore and legacy.

Orphan Barrel Fable & Folly is available in limited quantities at select spirits retailers nationwide and is priced at $149.99 per 750ml bottle. It can be purchased on ReserveBar, Drizly or the Drizly app where shipping and delivery are available. For more information on Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co., head over to the brand’s official website.

Last year, Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co unveiled its second single grain Scotch whisky, the Muckety-Muck 25 Year Old from iconic ghost distillery Port Dundas. 

Last May, the brand released Copper Tongue, a cask strength 16-year-old straight bourbon whiskey that hails from the historic Cascade Hollow Distillery in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

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