Old Forester Bourbon Flaviar Single Barrel Selection
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Old Forester
  • Age NAS
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • toffee
  • vanilla
  • cake
  • spicy
  • toasted oak
  • coffee
  • dark chocolate
  • butterscotch
  • anise

Old Forester

Bourbon Flaviar Single Barrel Selection (0.7l, 45%)
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Character Goatson
Classic Old Forester served single cask exclusively for Flaviar.

Old Forester 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.

We’ve been fans of Old Forester for a long time. So when we got the opportunity to partner with them on a single barrel release of the signature Bourbon, we jumped at the chance. Each single barrel selection yields between just 200 and 240 bottles. So this selection is strictly limited. We worked with the master taster Jackie Zykan to find a great cask of Old Forester Straight Kentucky Bourbon — the same Spirit that took the Gold Medal last year at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. So this make is the "best of the best" of Old Forester wonder juice. And it is bottled at a lovely 45% ABV because when you’re proud, you do not hide.

Smartass Corner: 
Old Forester is named after a "cooperative" physician who regularly prescribed it to his patients during Prohibition "for medicinal purposes."
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Old Forester
  • Age NAS
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Polished Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma has notes of sweet tea, espresso, a hint of apple, dark chocolate, butterscotch, and anise.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The Spirit clings to the tongue with all the toffees and vanilla you expect and an interesting apple-spice-tart note over toasted oak spices.

Finish
The finish is long with a lingering apple note.
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We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

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  • toffee
  • vanilla
  • cake
  • spicy
  • toasted oak
  • coffee
  • dark chocolate
  • butterscotch
  • anise
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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