Rhetoric falls under the The Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co. portfolio, a brand owned by Diageo. Released annually beginning in 2014, this marks the 5th edition of Rhetoric. Each year of its release, the whiskey is older and of slightly higher proof. Distilled in Kentucky at the new Bernheim Distillery, it was made from a mash bill of 86% corn, 8% barley, and 6% rye. After 24 years of maturation, it was bottled at 90.8 proof.