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Spiral Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond

Old Forester
1897 Bottled in Bond
Reviews and Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Caramel and vanilla with roasted coffee.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweet with baked apple and cherry and toasted oak.

Finish
Bold with a big of pepper kick.
Price:
$54.99
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Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond is adored for its sweet, caramel, roasted coffee and roasted flavor notes.

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

Based on 139 votes, the average rating for Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond is 7.3/10.

Top reviews for Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond:

— The bite is real. Not bad going down considering. Good mixer. Still experiencing flavors.😚

— love this one straight. Great finish

— Love it. Don’t know why it’s not popular.

Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond

(0.75l, 50%)


7.3/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond
james
james,
excellent bourbon,powerful and med. to full finish!
 
Cody
Cody,
Very smooth with a solid taste. Might not be worth the expense
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Very good taste
 
guest
guest,
Regular Old Forester is better and half the price.
 
Steven
Steven,
extremely complex and fragrant nose -- honey, citrus, spices. floral, oakey all blending and competing an an amazing collaboration. The taste is muted by an over-peppery/cinnamon spiciness that takes away from everything else. a few drops of water helps mute this, but not enough for a significant difference.
 
Todd
Todd,
Very smooth, great taste. Just not sure it is $30 better than woodford reserve
 
Dick
Dick,
An ok OF, lacks the sweet dark flavors that I get with the 1920,1910
 
Beau
Beau,
I'm not experienced enough to make misc. comments like this, but this whiskey was very dark in color, and had oak flavors to match but at the same time tasted young to me.
 
Erik
Erik,
Delicious bottle of bourbon, cant go wrong with any of the whiskey row bottles from Old Forester
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Delicious oaky flavor, but a little pricey
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Had it over a cube to mellow it a bit. First taste was hit by a strong roasted coffee in the back of my palate...which I really liked, but lost later on. No other flavors came through, especially the sweet notes. Which was too bad because I love a sweet bourbon.
 
Charles
Charles,
The bite is real. Not bad going down considering. Good mixer. Still experiencing flavors.😚
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Smooth. vanilla.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
A stronger proof but the alcohol doesn't over take the flavors. Wish the Cherry stood out to me more, its hard for me to pick out much over the sweet notes.
 
Jamie
Jamie,
Rye makes it spicy. 4-5 drops of water brings out the vanilla and sweet caramel.
 
Cody
Cody,
Has a really long burning finish
 
Liz
Liz,
Solid carmel and sweet notes with a nice little hit of pepper towards the end. I like the length of the finish and thought it developed more as I held it on my tongue. I tried it neat at first and liked it best this way. On the rocks just made it another sweet bourbon but nothing special.
 
guest
guest,
A bit bland with some spice
 
Kyle
Kyle,
It has good flavor. Although, It does hit a little hard on the way down.
 
Reid
Reid,
Good bourbon, nothing special
 
Christina
Christina,
Not a fan. Strong alcohol taste covered up anything redeemable. Too much money for that experience.
 
Robert
Robert,
love this one straight. Great finish
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Classic bourbon Big and Bold Not the new style which is sweeter this is old school. Good not great and overpriced Get this if you want classic bourbon
 
Charles
Charles,
Building upon the 1870 offering, this 1897 version is a step up. I have become and Old Forester fan mainly because of their Whiskey Row series. The only knock is that the pricing is a bit on the high end. Don't get me wrong, this is a very good bourbon, but in this price range there is much competition.
 
Michael
Michael,
Love it. Don’t know why it’s not popular.
 
The
The,
Pretty harsh, I’m a big bourbon drinker and I would not try this one again.
 
RAHSHEEN
RAHSHEEN,
We’ll balance flavor. Great after a hardy burger.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Fine bourbon. Blind tasting would rate it higher.
 
Troy
Troy,
It's a good smooth bourbon but it is a little pricey
 
Andrew
Andrew,
This is a solid bourbon although at the price point you can do better. There are comparable bourbons for less.
 
guest
guest,
I look at Old Forrester as my cornerstone bourbon. Meaning that, the ones I've tasted are textbook definition of what bourbon is. Having said that, the aroma, body and finish of Old Forrester products don't contain anything memorable in my opinion.
 
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