Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style

Old Forester 1920

Part of the whiskey row series from Brown-Forman, this is a massed produced “limited release”. Supposedly modeled after what they would have produced during prohibition. Mash bill of 72% Corn, 18% rye, and 10% barley.

Paid: $60 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Brown-Forman

Region: Kentucky

57.5% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Mashbill: 72% corn, 18% rye, 10% malted barley

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char # 3

Chill Filtered: Yes?



Color: Auburn Brown

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Rich vanilla oak, sweet caramel custard. Very sweet and lots of brown sugar in the nose.

Taste: A bit of clove and pepper hit the tongue. Oak, rye spice, mint, vanilla, and just a slight after taste of banana. The spice is surprising after the sweetness of the nose. Good thick viscosity.

Finish: Warm and lingering with a good mouthfeel. Tobacco, toffee and more vanilla oak sweetness return.

Thoughts: Solid all around bourbon, doesn’t do anything amazing but not real flaws either.

Score: 82 out of 100

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