Flaviar Members get free shipping on qualifying orders.Join the club
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 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.
Old Forester is named after a "cooperative" physician who regularly prescribed it to his patients during Prohibition "for medicinal purposes."
Appearance / Color
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.
The finish is long with a lingering apple note.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Old Forester Single Barrel Bourbon Flaviar Member Select and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
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.