Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon

Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon

(0.75l, 57.5%)


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Old Forester not only survived Prohibition, it is paying tribute to it with its 1920s style Bourbon.

Aging Whiskey was not a common thing in the U.S. in the 19th century. Consequently this was also the era of added sweetener and acid and tobacco dye (shudder). But a young man named George Garvin Brown -a pharmaceutical salesman from Kentucky- was a man before his time, a visionary that saw the need for high quality Whiskeys. After saving his pennies, he and his brother opened the J.T.S. Brown & Bro. Distillery, and began distilling Bourbon.

And, much unlike other U.S. distillers in that era, Brown took his time, and aged his Bourbon like a champ. The distillery's first release, Old Forester, was introduced in 1870. It was aged in oak casks and sealed in glass bottles, said to retain the quality of the Spirit. The Bourbon even survived Prohibition, when it continued to be distilled for medicinal purposes. It is the only Bourbon continuously distilled and marketed by the founding family before, during and after Prohibition.

Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon is the third release in the Old Forester Whiskey Row series. A 115 proof expression that “celebrates the brand’s continued distillation during Prohibition,” when Old Forester was granted a permit to continue distilling on Louisville’s Whiskey Row. This Whiskey is bold on the nose, with deliciously intense notes of cherry, caramel and dark chocolate. The palate is rich with sweet caramel, nuttiness, and cedar. The finish is wonderfully tart with a long smoky finish.

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spicy
cherry
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maple syrup
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herbs
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Caramel.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Cherry preserves, caramel, dark chocolate, maple syrup oak spice.

Taste / Flavor / Palate
Dark caramel, malt nuttiness, sweet graham cracker, green peppercorn, coriander spice, and a hint of cedar.

Finish
Long and smoky, full of toasted marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker sweetness.
Ratings & Reviews
Rich
Rich,
Sweet, smooth flavor without being too much. A nice lingering finish tops it off. Great to sip on. Otherwise it will kick you with its proof.
 
Dusty
Dusty,
This is the best offering from Old Forester and it's an excellent bourbon. The heat from the high proof lends to the complex flavor rather than distracting from it. Smooth and rich, A+.
 
arne
arne,
what a great bourbon! rich, complex, no dominating note. slight burn throughout which I didn’t mind
 
Christopher
Christopher,
This is the essence of high class bourbon. I love the flavor, the high test and the overall smooth anticipation of a bourbon blanket across your chest.
 
Brad
Brad,
I love 1920. Very full flavored and not too much heat for a 110 proof.
 
Mark
Mark,
After an initial punch from this high proof gem, the nose blossoms with fruit and caramel. Toasted sugar and oak palate with a rich mouthfeel. Long finish turning spicy. Really great.
 
Glenn
Glenn,
Good solid whiskey.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Hard to beat
 
Will
Will,
This is my favorite old forester (thats readily available). It drinks like its 115 proof and benefits from a drop or 2 of water. Has nice complexity and a long finish. Maybe not the best value bourbon around but worth the price in my opinion.
 
Troy
Troy,
Packs a punch! Enjoy this for a stiff Manhattan
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
Very hot without diluting it some. Tastes good once diluted some.
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Very nice bourbon, just the right amount of heat. 115 proof For me it is on the high side of being a staple on my shelf, but every time I've had it, I've been overwhelmed with flavor. .I enjoy the subtle hints of molasses and vanilla
 
Allison
Allison,
Best Old Forester- must try Complex flavors
 
Burton
Burton,
One of my favorites. Powerful, but tasty. If I could have only five bourbons the rest of my life this would be one of them.
 
Blake
Blake,
Very good. Not worth what the price it is rising to.
 
Ro
Ro,
Awesome addition to the old forester repertoire. Great bourbon
 
Kent
Kent,
This is a very enjoyable bourbon. I think the price point is appropriate. Try it neat or on the rocks.
 
chris
chris,
Very nice bourbon, just the right amount of heat. 115 proof is an unusual number, but cannot argue with the results.
 
Mike
Mike,
This is a top 5 bourbon for me. Don’t know of any better in the $60 range.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
Personal favorite, so smooth for 115 proof
 
Charles
Charles,
This is the standout in the Whiskey Row series. For me it is on the high side of being a staple on my shelf, but every time I've had it, I've been overwhelmed with flavor. I'd recommend trying it at a bar before making the investment, but if it's in your wheelhouse, you'll be back for more.
 
John
John,
I love how it tastes and unlike most it just slams you with smoothness. I can't reccommend it enough but please drink it responsibily its potent
 
Ted
Ted,
This is a great Bourbon for when you need a good kick in the pants. I enjoy the subtle hints of molasses and vanilla (maybe?), plus the strength of the 115 proof reminds me of what life used to be like back in the ol' days. Although I usually enjoy a cube with my bourbons, I sipped this one neat, because I felt it deserved it. I will definitely keep this one part of the "private stash" to enjoy when I need something a bit stronger. Definitely worth having in my collection though!
 
Calvin
Calvin,
I though this was smooth for 115. I wish I could give you more info, but I am not too confident in pulling flavors and aromas out, yet. I like it neat. I like it with a cube of ice. I like it in an Old Fashioned. One of my faves so far.
 
Bill
Bill,
Very strong. Pleasant cherry and chocolate flavors at first taste, and then the wallop comes in on the backend with a slightly smoky sweetness. Glad to have it in my bar, but not sure if I'll make it a staple.
 
Chase
Chase,
Very strong tasting
 
Scott
Scott,
I like a smooth drink and this wasn't that at all. Seemed harsh. Ok flavor. Just not for me.
 
Chad
Chad,
Very tasty. Easy-drinking with quite a kick. This is good stuff!
 
Oscar
Oscar,
I purchased this one on a whim and I'm glad I did. Smooth finish. Easy to sip. Nice sweet caramel flavor. Overall great.
 
David
David,
It was great
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Sweet buttery caramel finish with a wonderful warmth, like cozying up to a warm fire on a crisp fall/winter night
 
Ted
Ted,
I love it had an amazing taste and after the fact other flavors started appearing had hints of vanilla and caramel mainly but deffinetly one of my new favorites
 
Wes
Wes,
Excellent!
 
Marlon
Marlon,
Glad to get my hands on this. Taste the rich caramel and spicy bite. Enjoyed best with ice.
 
Tom
Tom,
Love this bourbon, easily made it into my top 3. At 115 proof I prefer it with ice or a little water
 
Ross
Ross,
As good as OFBB at about a fourth of the price.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Good
 
guest
guest,
Great bourbon!
 
Scott
Scott,
This is my staple bourbon. Nice and well rounded with Carmel notes and a smooth finish despite its alcohol content. Excellent in old fashioneds
 
guest
guest,
I love everything about this
 
Michael
Michael,
Not top shelf, but certainly should be on your top shelf. Has the sting, the sweet and the smooth you want from a good bourbon.
 
Jay
Jay,
Banana bread
 
guest
guest,
Love it!!!
 
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