Sometime in the 1850s, an entire street in Louisville’s center was dedicated to Bourbon production, called Whiskey Row. Soon after that, the first Bourbon in sealed glass bottles was introduced and they called it Old Forester, named after Dr. William Forrester, the local pharmacist and a good patron of George G. Brown, the Whiskey maker. Now, who names their new product after their favorite customer anymore? Then, in 1910 (hence the name on the bottle), Old Forester had a fire in the bottling line, so in order to save the precious amber potion, they moved the batch into new, charred oak barrels. When they fixed the distillery and tried the stored Bourbon, their minds were blown. Not literally, obvs – the flavors were incredible.
Today, Old Forester 1910 is the final release in the Whiskey Row Series, and it emulates that rescued Whiskey in being moved to a heavily charred (almost burned) second barrel. When it’s mature enough, it’s bottled at 93 proof. Old Forester 1910 is a wonderful mad scientist’s experiment that delivers a unique and unprecedented flavor.
Very sweet. Tasting notes were chocolate and frosting.
Not as complex as some but a great sipper over ice. The finish literally drops off the cliff for me begging for another sip.
Very eclectic in taste. I can’t pin down a single flavor. Not a bad thing. Dry mint finish
Nice oaky and sweet
Love it, the nose matches the pallet with hints of bannana, vanilla, cake batter.
Quite possibly the best Old Forester I've ever had. I enjoyed this with a drop of water and only about 5-10 minutes to open or so. This dram was the perfect finish to a mesquite grilled ribeye, garlic mash and salad, dinner. The Prohibition Style is now my 2nd place go to from this brand only because I have to wait much longer for it to open up before I can enjoy it! As previous reviewers have said, the flavor spiral for this exceptional juice is accurate.
Are you kidding me? This whiskey is fantastic. Rich bold flavor, great mouth-feel, and still easy to drink. My wallet doesn't allow a $60 purchase that often, but this is accurately priced in my opinion. I'd choose this bottle, in this price range, over many other bottles I've tried. The flavor spiral is accurate. Added bonus: the story of this bourbon is great. If the 1920 is too hot for your liking (though I love the 1920), then the lower ABV on this one will surely please.
Complex flavors, most of which are desert like. More mellow than 1920. Old Forester sums it up best:
Smooth, well rounded mingling of sweet oatmeal raisin cookie and milk chocolate leading into caramel corn and evolving spice.
One of my favorite Bourbons to drink
Great pour, liked a little less than its bigger, bolder brother the 1920. Overall, happy to have it and good complexity of flavors. Beyond that, I’m not sure I’m going to tell you anything that’s helpful.
My favorite whiskey and go to for making an old fashioned
Love it, smooth with a rich caramel oak smell.
Very easy drinking, great flavor. can't wait to try the other 3
Outstanding nose and pallet. Dark and rich sweet caramel, chocolate, wood, and baking spice.
Sweet & fruity; light with smooth finish
I hate that I slept on this bottle for so long, because now it is a favorite. Not as sweet as Woodford DO, but still full of sweet, caramel goodness.
Caramel chocolate marshmallow, an incredible dessert/cold weather drinker
I might be in the minority but I think it's just okay. Neat it tastes like rubbing alcohol but add an ice cube and it opens up. There's a sweetness up front with banana right behind it. Also has a strong oak taste in the first sip and the aftertaste. For me (and again I am most definitely in the minority) it's a decent $35 - $40 bottle but not $60.
It is growing on me. First tasting was basically nothing but record cleaner. Read a review that it should sit in the glass for a few minutes an this makes a world of difference. Nice Caramel, Cherry and Spice.
love that smoke
Amazing taste. Smooth with a refine finish
Wow!!! Open it up, let some air get in the bottle and look out, chocolate cherry, oak, just flat out delicious!
One of my favs. The nose on this is vanilla and caramel deliciousness. Drinks smooth.
As far as bourbon this is more on the dessert, after dinner, or with a cigar side. Good pour but very brown sugar, dark, caramels, and sweet. Definitely complex but a bit over hyped if I’m honest.
Really sweet. Almost a dessert whiskey. It is enjoyable, but not my preferred profile. Wife likes it more than me.
Very mild taste but with a crisp affect, excellent sipping whiskey. One of my favorites
Fantastic bottle that can easily be finished with a buddy
One of my favorite burbons. Love the smoothness
My favorite in the Old Forester Whiskey Row series. It's like having an Italian cream cake and a cup of coffee. Plenty of flavors for 93 proof.
Vanilla Carmel and a nice kick of spice at the end. Great bourbon served neat.
It had a very crisp taste and went down smoothly, very nice
My favorite Bourbon for under $60...Woodford double oak or OF 1910...I’d take 1910 everyday!!
This might be my favorite bourbon so far. So delicious.
Great value. One of my favorite bourbons in the $50-$60 price range.
Strait hot fire good with ice by itself death in a glass
Sweet! Oaky, caramel dessert in a glass
Love it. Great flavors with a bit of chocolate that finishes beautifully.
value for the bottle makes this a top pick.
Love it. My favorite go to drink. Very smooth
Just a great whiskey to enjoy on the rocks or neat. Worth the price. My new favorite. All the old
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Appearance: deep dark amber
Nose: creamy vanilla, candied artificial cherry
Palate: strong medicinal cherry cough drops with creamy vanilla, slight cinnamon, chocolate covered raisins, and decent oak spice. Very deep and rich.
Finish: clinging okay spice, the cherry falls off a little bit. Good balance.
review done after uncorking on 4/19/2020.
After month of opening up. The nose is a less cherry that when you first open the bottle. The vanillas, and maples and more prevalent. Specifically I got a sausage McGriddle from McDonald’s. The cherry taste is still strong. Followed by good about of oak from the double char barrels. Finish is as out the same. Oak lingers quite a bit but nothing too overpowering.
Toffee, caramel, and oatmeal raisin and plum undertones on the palate. Dark chocolate and black pepper take over on the finish. Smooth with short tail.
During the late 19th century, an overwhelming number of distilleries throughout the United States were still not aging their whiskey. As a result, some retailers would add juices and syrups to sweeten the whiskey, while others would add acid and tobacco to give their whiskey its signature, amber hue.
In 1870, George Garvin Brown — a young pharmaceuticals salesman from Kentucky — saw the need for a consistently high-quality whiskey that would remain unadulterated after distillation. After saving $5,500, Brown and his brother opened the doors to J.T.S. Brown & Bro. Distillery and began distilling bourbon. Unlike other distilleries at the time, Brown aged his bourbon, which was named Old Forester, in oak casks and bottled it in a sealed glass bottle to ensure authenticity and quality. Since its introduction in 1870, Old Forester has been on the market continuously, even during Prohibition, when it continued to be sold for medicinal purposes. It is the only bourbon continuously distilled and marketed by the founding family before, during and after Prohibition.
In October 1910, a fire caused the bottling line to be shut down for an indefinite period of time. This whisky was stored in new, charred oak containers to rest until the line could be repaired. The result this unfortunate event created something entirely unique: an expression of Old Forester that has undergone a second barreling in a lightly toasted, heavily charred barrel.
Oh so close to being my favorite OF, 1920 by a nose
A double oaked bourbon, very rich and creamy, tons of sweetness. Not quite as good as the 1920, but a clear 2nd best bottle of Old Foresters whiskey roy for me.
One of my favorites
It's a bit punchy on the front but smoother by the end of the glass.
One of my favorites. Consistently tasty, rich like candy, dark with hints of oak. Amazing with bourbon barbecue potato chips.
Love the oaky sweetness and viscous mouth feel. One of my favorites!
Flavor spiral is *spot on* for this one. I got some rock candy up front with notes of cherry syrup, and the mint on the finish was a pleasant surprise. This one did not change my life, but it certainly made it a lot better!
Probably my favorite thing on my shelf right now. Goes great with fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies or bourbon balls.
Holy cow! Ridiculously good :D
My new favorite. Gotta try this one. Nice and smooth with a hint of sweetness. This is my new Go To whiskey.
A very easy sipper. Adding this to my regular rotation!
Excellent! A easy favorite.
One of my favorites
Tastes great, super drinkable, really opens up with a splash of water. So good I immediately went and bought a second bottle. I would not mind having this permanently on hand, if it were more readily available.
Dark chocolate and honey goodness
Almost as good as the 1920!!!
One of my absolute favorites!! Always keep a bottle on hand!
Love the oaky flavor. You can feel the heat on the tongue but not in the throat. Only bad thing I can say about this is that you just can’t find it in stock anywhere.
Lots of red fruit, a complete 🍒 bomb with vanilla notes layered throughout. Almond extract, oak, all-spice/baking spice and an uncomfortably dry finish. The finish is just a massive miss, I just don’t get this one...?
Super smooth and easy on the palate. Sweet with a chocolate overture. This is far and away the best of the series.
Sweet, smoky and very nice on the palate. Definitely one to have on hand.
Can't say enough about this bourbon, among the best I've had. In the top 5 for sure.
Sweet at first, oakey, oily, butterscotch after first sip and throughout, not to spicy after first sip but oily. Maybe a little too much oak or butterscotch.
This was a great bourbon smooth,a light char and a little oakey. Easy drinking I got notes of Carmel. This was one of the best bourbons I have had, I will definitely buy this again!
Amazing smooth char flavor. This one flew off the shelves and is now hard to find around me.
I really liked this bourbon. Has all that I look for.
Ranks up there with the 1920.
Try a 50/50 mix with the 1920 for “something special”.
Like the mix idea.
This whiskey has tons of flavor. The nose is unique and very inviting. The palate is a bit of a mixed bag. At first it’s sweet, then the oaky-char really sets in. Smokey flavor then takes over, which is nice at first but the smoke really dominates the finish.
I bought this for $48 at a big liquor store. It’s worth it to me at that price because I find it a unique arrow in the flavor quiver. However, I don’t consider this a super-frequent sipper because the smoke is so dominant.
If you’re a collector like me, throw it on the bar. You’ll like having it to dip into!
Probably one of my favorites. The sweetness is perfectly balanced and provides a very well rounded drink. Love making coffee cocktails with this one.