spicy
clove
biscuit
grapefruit
orange zest
honeysuckle
zesty
dried fruit
sweet
Spiral Old Forester 1870 Original Batch

Old Forester
1870 Original Batch
Reviews and 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.
Price:
$47.99
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Old Forester 1870 Original Batch is adored for its spicy, clove, biscuit and grapefruit flavor notes.

This Bourbon is carefully distilled at Old Forester distillery, United States.

Based on 140 votes, the average rating for Old Forester 1870 Original Batch is 7.7/10.

Top reviews for Old Forester 1870 Original Batch:

— Classic

— One of my favorite Bourbons so far! Excellent aroma, taste and finish. Drink it straight or make it into an Old Fashioned, you won't be disappointed.

— First time trying this and very smooth. Nice clean taste and finish. Most try it neat is the only way to go.

Old Forester 1870 Original Batch

(0.75l, 45%)


7.7/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Old Forester 1870 Original Batch
Charles
Charles,
"What will you have?" Asked the tender at the speakeasy themed bar I stopped into in 2016. "I have always been a beer guy" I began to answer. "Well you're going to be drinking (hard alcohol) tonight!" The bartender replied to his surprisingly rhetorical question. 1870 was one of the five whiskeys tbe bartender "forced upon me" the I didn't know it
 
Robert
Robert,
Nose: caramel, oak, vanilla, brown sugar. Taste: brown sugar, oak, buttery, spice, light coffee. My first Old Forester and I liked it. Has a lot of flavors going for it. Really interested in stepping up to the 1920 for the higher proof and complexity.
 
Robert
Robert,
Nose: caramel, oak, vanilla, brown sugar. Taste: brown sugar, oak, buttery, spice, light coffee. My first Old Forester and I liked it. Has a lot of flavors going for it. Really interested in stepping up to the 1920 for the higher proof and complexity.
 
Scott
Scott,
too sweet, lingering mouth feel.
 
Paul
Paul,
Smooth. Tastes like what you expect a bourbon to taste like.
 
Jude
Jude,
Smooth from start to finish
 
Jay
Jay,
Very smooth, no bite or after taste, can easily see drinking this on the rocks. very good
 
Jas
Jas,
Definitely a keeper. I got a couple bottles at the local store and boy am I surprised at the smooth taste and finish this provides. Definite one of the favorites in bourbons for sure.
 
guest
guest,
Classic
 
Nate
Nate,
My go to for old fashions!
 
Jason
Jason,
Great
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
One of my favorite Bourbons so far! Excellent aroma, taste and finish. Drink it straight or make it into an Old Fashioned, you won't be disappointed.
 
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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