- Brand: Old Forester
- ABV: 57.5%
Old Forester is a Brown-Forman brand. The bourbon is distilled at the Brown-Forman Shively Distillery. No age statement is given and the mashbill consists of 72% Corn, 18% Rye, and 10% Malted Barley. It was available for a brief period at the LCBO for about $75 per bottle. I didn't buy a bottle, but was fortunate enough to get a sample from a friend. I didn't write down who it came from though, so I'm unable to thank the right person for this sample.
Neat from a Glencairn
- Nose: vanilla, caramel, barrel char, cherries, brown sugar, a bit of wood varnish
- Palate: rich arrival, a bit hot, barrel char, black pepper, brown sugar, some banana, a touch of cherries
- Finish: long, lingering, creamy, but not overly sweet, caramel corn, vanilla, a touch of smoke
- Thoughts: interesting stuff. I don’t often get smoke from bourbons, but there’s definitely a little smoke on the finish here. I'm not sure if I'd pay $75 for a full bottle of this, but I wouldn't rule it out altogether. I'm glad I got to try this, but I still think I prefer Wild Turkey Rare Breed for my barrel proof bourbon needs.