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Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon

Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon

Size: 0,75 l
(57.5% ABV)
$57.99
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  • BrandOld Forester
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryOld Forester
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Bourbon
  • Alcohol57.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

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.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • caramel caramel
  • dark chocolate dark chocolate
  • spicy spicy
  • cherry cherry
  • sweet sweet
  • smoky smoky
  • maple syrup maple syrup
  • syrup syrup
  • herbs herbs

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.

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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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  • BrandOld Forester
  • CategoryBourbon
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionKentucky
  • DistilleryOld Forester
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Bourbon
  • Alcohol57.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • caramel caramel
  • dark chocolate dark chocolate
  • spicy spicy
  • cherry cherry
  • sweet sweet
  • smoky smoky
  • maple syrup maple syrup
  • syrup syrup
  • herbs herbs

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.

Customer Reviews

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J.B.
My go-to

My personal favorite for the perfect old-fashioned.

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Not My Cup of Tea

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Mitch
Love this one. One of my favor...

Love this one. One of my favorite bourbon. I get caramel, a hint of sweet, pepper and oak on the nose. Pepper and sweet on the palate. Great finish

This is a great sipper on its own. I can't bring myself to use it in a cocktail - it is awesome on its own!

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Zachary
Cherry notes tend to show up f...

Cherry notes tend to show up for me on Old Forester bourbons. and this one is no exception - it pops through in the nose, palate, and finish. Paired with the nice oak and plentiful flavor from the bottling strength, this is just a solid all-round bourbon for the price. I'd recommend this to pretty much anyone looking from something with a little punch and some flavor depth.

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Pretty Darn Good!

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