Old Forester 1870 Original Batch

Old Forester 1870 Original Batch

(0.75l, 45%)


7.7/10
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Old George Brown himself would be proud.

Old Forester has about as much tradition as you can get in a Bourbon. It is a single brand of Bourbon that has been continuously available for 145 years — most of that time from the same family of craftsmen at the same distillery. Interestingly, it was the first Bourbon to be available exclusively in sealed glass bottles. There was a lot of nefarious re-bottling and dilution going on and this was a way to ensure quality and integrity. Today it is owned by Brown-Forman, available in eight different varieties and is a sister Bourbon to Woodford Reserve.

Old Forester was created by George Gavin Brown in 1870. He employed a technique that is fairly common these days — but was rare back then — of combining Whiskey lots from different batches and distilleries to craft a more consistent flavor. Old Forester 1870 Original Batch Bourbon follows that formula by blending barrels from different batches and warehouses in the Old Forest inventory. Again, the object is to create a consistent flavor profile. And the judges agree — it received a rare Double Gold medal at the SFWSC in 2015 and high points ranking at the international competitions. 

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spicy
clove
biscuit
grapefruit
orange zest
honeysuckle
zesty
dried fruit
sweet
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm bronze.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Honeysuckle, grapefruit and cloves.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Pumpkin spice, biscuits and orange zest.

Finish
Soft with a light spice.
Ratings & Reviews
Bryan
Bryan,
Easy drinker with lots of flavor.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Love it, smooth with nice complexity - excellent for the price point
 
John
John,
Love this as a traditional drinker. Good on the rocks with a splash of water or club.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Perfectly drinkable and entirely inoffensive. Nose offers pretty standard bourbon notes, mainly vanilla and oak. Mouthfeel is just slightly creamy, pretty nice actually. Caramel sweetness and a mild spice, then the medium finish drys out, sheds the sweetness, left with mostly oak. Needs no water or ice, remarkably easy to drink neat, almost no heat. No regrets on the purchase / not sure I'll immediately replace it when gone either. So yeah, a solid 6.
 
KEVIN
KEVIN,
I LOVE THE 1920 PROHIBITION, BUT THIS IS A GOOD BOTTLE AS WELL. JUST AN EASIER DRINKER.
 
John
John,
Smooth and spicy. Tried it at a local restaurant. Could have been a different old forester. Will update when possible.
 
Michael
Michael,
My favorite of the Old Forester lineup. Smooth, full-bodied, sweet but not cloying and just a bit spicy. The lower proof burns less than the 1920 (though I do love that one too), making this the best of the line-up for me for sipping neat.
 
Frank
Frank,
Enjoyable but better on ice. Initial flavorss of spice and oak with a mildly biting finish.
 
Charles
Charles,
1870 is the lowest proof in the Prohibition Row series, but it's a really solid bourbon on it's own. The flavor profile is a tad on the sweet side with tons of caramel, candy corn and a hint of spice. 90 proof makes it on the smooth side, but I really enjoyed this one.
 
Eric
Eric,
Decent sipping bourbon, but seems better suited for mixing. Light on the nose.
 
Michael
Michael,
First time trying this and very smooth. Nice clean taste and finish. Most try it neat is the only way to go.
 
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