Old Forester 1870 Original Batch

Old Forester 1870 Original Batch

(0.75l, 45%)

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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. 

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

orange zest
dried fruit
What does Old Forester 1870 Original Batch taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Old Forester 1870 Original Batch and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm bronze.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Honeysuckle, grapefruit and cloves.

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

Soft with a light spice.
Ratings & Reviews
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.
Enjoyable but better on ice. Initial flavorss of spice and oak with a mildly biting finish.
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.
Decent sipping bourbon, but seems better suited for mixing. Light on the nose.
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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