Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon

1920 Prohibition Style is the third expression in the Old Forester Whiskey Row Series. Old Forester was one of six distilleries granted a permit to continue distillation during Prohibition. Intentionally bottled at 115 proof, this expression commemorates that time in history.

-115 proof
-No Age Statement
-Price: $59

Nose: A mixture of sweet and spicy notes accompanied by cherry preserves. Cinnamon toast, vanilla wafers, and an intense seasoned oak spice

Taste: Sharp with a thick mouthfeel. Vanilla cake, tootsie rolls, and chocolate covered cherries. These sweeter notes quickly fade from the dominating spice. Cinnamon and black pepper rule the palate along with a healthy dose of toasted oak

Finish: Spicy with a crisp, clean exit. 

Conclusion:  This is one of the better new bourbons released in 2016.  It's well balanced and the higher proof lets the flavors shine. It's my favorite expression in the Whiskey Row release, and more importantly, it's well worth the retail price. 

My Rating:  B+ (Very Good) 

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