The 11th Orphan Barrel release is the first one to be made in Canada. This whisky was made from 97% corn and 3% malted barley at Crown Royal’s Gimli distillery. It aged for 25 years in American oak barrels.
Whisky Advocate - Orphan Barrel series has been wildly popular in the three years since the launch of the first whiskeys, Old Blowhard and Barterhouse. The company has modified its messaging slightly with Entrapment. Rather than saying the barrels were “forgotten” in a warehouse, Diageo’s statement about Entrapment is that “these barrels aren’t necessarily forgotten, but instead not chosen for another blend becoming almost hidden treasures.” In an age when nearly every whisky warehouse’s inventory is organized using computers, the idea of any cask being forgotten seems pretty improbable—but it’s certainly true that some casks get passed up for blending time and again, until they’re so old and unique they get used in some other capacity.