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Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon Whiskey

$56.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon Whiskey is a wheated bourbon bottled at a higher proof to replicate bourbons produced during Prohibition. This results in a richer, bolder flavor profile compared to standard Old Forester offerings, with notes of caramel, spice, and oak.

Description

Nose

First Impression: Not surprisingly for its higher proof (115), there’s a slight alcohol tingle initially. Despite that, the aroma is inviting and complex.

Sweet Notes: Rich caramel and drippy maple syrup dominate, with hints of vanilla pudding and honey adding to the sweetness.

Darker Notes: Roasted nuts, dark chocolate, and even a hint of dried fruit like cherries or prunes emerge, hinting at the influence of oak aging.

Spicy Touches: Subtle hints of baking spices like cinnamon and allspice add a touch of warmth and complexity.

Woody Notes: Seasoned oak provides the backbone, adding structure and a touch of dryness to the overall aroma.

Palate

First Sip: The higher proof delivers a warming sensation on the tongue.

Sweetness: The sweetness from the nose translates, with caramel and brown sugar flavors taking center stage.

Nutty Character: Malty nuttiness adds depth and complexity, with hints of graham cracker or toasted bread.

Spice: Green peppercorn and coriander provide a subtle peppery zing, balancing the sweetness.

Woody Influence: Oak influence is more pronounced on the palate, with hints of cedar and vanilla adding further complexity.

Finish

Initial Impression: Tart apple and a touch of citrus offer a refreshing contrast to the sweetness.

Lingering Flavors: The finish transitions to a long, smoky sensation, with notes of toasted marshmallow and lingering chocolate sweetness from the caramel.

Drying Effect: The oak influence shines through again, leaving a dry and slightly tannic sensation that fades slowly.

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Bourbon

abv

57.50%

Country

United States

Region

Kentucky

Brand

Old Forester

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Finish

Finish

Tart apple crispness gives way to a long smoky finish full of toasted marshmallow, chocolate and graham sweetness.

Taste

Taste

Dark caramel coats layers of malt nuttiness and sweet graham cracker, all warmed by green peppercorn and coriander spice brightened with a hint of cedar.

Color

Color

Rich chestnut red.

Aroma

Aroma

An intense medley of cherry preserves, drippy caramel, dark chocolate, thickened maple syrup and seasoned oak spiciness.