Old Forester Bourbon

Old Forester Bourbon

(0.75l, 43%)


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Old Forester is what it is, and that’s why it works.

Old Forrester 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.

If Old Forrester had a resume, it would be a full one — “Best Bourbon Under 10 YO,” “Double Gold Medal,” “Best Bourbon 2012,” “94 points,” and so on. It has garnered all of those accolades by being true to what it is. And what it is is a traditional Rye-forward Bourbon made in much the same way as it has been for generations and bottled at a respectable 43% ABV without any marketing flimflam or artificial ingredient trickery. It’s a real Straight Kentucky Bourbon made from day one for real people who like real cocktails. And you just got to love that, right? 

Smartass Corner: Woodford is the “Official Bourbon” and its sister brand Old Forrester is the part of the “Official Mint Julep Cocktail” during the famous Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs racetrack.

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spicy
cherry
pralines
chocolate
pecan
sweet
mint
jam
pie
What does Old Forester Bourbon taste like?

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

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Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle does not bear an age it is at least 4 years old.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color Dark
Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Buttered toast with cherry jam, pecan pie, and popcorn

Flavour / Taste / Palate
Roasted pralines with more cherry, baking spice, and a dash of chocolate

Finish
Smooth and even with spice on the back palate 
Ratings & Reviews
James
James,
This has become a good standby for me. I don't normally care for anything with a cherry flavor but this one is very good.
 
John
John,
Really good for the price!!
 
Frank
Frank,
A little to spicy for me, best with a mixer.
 
Michael
Michael,
spicy with a medium finish. Best enjoyed in an Old-Fashioned
 
Encil
Encil,
Great tasting bourbon and a reasonable price.
 
Larry
Larry,
Very nice smooth bourbon. A great value at that price.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Nice vanilla notes with a smooth after taste.
 
Monica
Monica,
Simply delicious!
 
Ro
Ro,
One of my regular rotators for cheap bourbon.
 
Justin
Justin,
Amazingly good for the price, but a bit of a bitter aftertaste.
 
Emily
Emily,
harsh ethanol burn covered up the flavor. After heavily diluted I could drink it, but the body was gone.
 
guest
guest,
Great for the price
 
Brian
Brian,
Really good value! Very smooth taste - even my wife loves this one and she’s not that into bourbon...
 
James
James,
Tasty, smooth. I'd buy it again.
 
guest
guest,
By far the "best bang for the buck" in bourbon. While others went to 80 proof, OF remained true to its roots and remained at 86. A "real" American whisky. Forget the snobs, the single barrels and the very small batches--this is how bourbon should taste--smooth, with a gentle reminder that bourbon is the original American moonshine at the end--just like it should.
 
Arthur
Arthur,
I summarize the taste as being the epitome of Kentucky Bourbon. In my opinion, it's one of the best bourbons for the money.
 
Sean
Sean,
Best every day drinker I've tasted.
 
guest
guest,
Very smooth. Good value. My go-to for everyday bourbon.
 
Alexander
Alexander,
Light aroma and body. Notes of vanilla, caramel, apple, and brown sugar.
 
John
John,
Great for mixing
 
Carl
Carl,
Yum
 
Anthony
Anthony,
nose:oranges, lots of cedar, some buttery creaminess, rye, slight hint of bread palate: caramel, maple syrup, oak, spice, pine finish: spicy oak, very quick finish, little to no depth after, drying overall: very sweet not all together bad but not something i would go out of my way to buy
 
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