Old Forester 1920 is the third expression of four in the Old Forester Whiskey Row Series. According to the bottle, during prohibition, the typical barrel proof at the time prior to bottling was 115 proof, so there you go.
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Company: Brown-Foreman Corporation
Distillery: Old Forester
Location: Louisville, KY
Mash Bill: 72% corn/18% rye/10% barely
ABV: 57.5% ( 115 proof)
Color: Auburn, amber girl.
Nose: Oak, vanilla, cherry, kind of a glazed doughnut smell, yum. Dough-y, yeasty smell. Slight bitter smell at the end, l borderline vinegar-y.
Taste: Totally tastes like a glazed doughnut too, with a bit of cherry. Bread-y and yeast-y and very sweet. Kris thinks it’s like banana nut bread.
Finish: Medium finish. It has a nice warmth to it, almost hot on your tongue, but also sweet. Eventually, there is a bitterness on the finish.
Overall: The balance is nice, leaning towards sweet. I really like this one. I like sweeter Bourbons though, so this is right up my alley. I think it’s a tad overpriced, well, for Oklahoma anyway. But, supposedly that is the way of things now. So, I will give this Bourbon a thumbs up and drink it.
Glazed doughnuts for days y’all.