Today I review Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon. As a mature, fairly robust bourbon that sits squarely in the traditional flavor profile of that whiskey, I’ve long regarded it as a major bargain at it’s price point. It is a wheated bourbon and one of the very first Bourbons a lot of new whiskey drinkers try. Out of all of the polarizing whiskey that has rolled out of Old Forester in the last 5+ years, there seems to be little fanfare over Statesman. The Old Forester brand was Brown’s answer to a medicinal whiskey market that was hampered in its day by inconsistent and poor quality whiskey being … 1. The point of that was to pick a wide selection of what many consider to be “bottom shelf” or “budget” bourbons and compare them side by side until I chose the best budget bourbon. Previous Article . About – “A historic recipe, acquired in 1940 by Owsley Brown I, Old Forester Rye features a mash bill of 65% Rye, 20% Malted Barley, and 15% Corn. This nose is much bolder than I expected. Old Forester, the nation’s oldest continuously-operating whiskey distillery, produces a range of bourbons, from the high-end to the everyday. NOSE A nice aroma filled with butterscotch taffy, caramel, cherry heavy dark fruit, wood, cinnamon, spice, orange zest and vanilla. Old Forester is America’s first bottled bourbon. Old Forester 150th Anniversary Bourbon Review. Good whiskey, great value. Check out the Brand Notes section of this review to see Old Forester’s notes on Batch 1 and Batch 3. Unbalanced . Drew Beard is Assistant Editor and Social Media Manager for Drinkhacker. Very different from Batch 2. Good distillery tour . Steve Coomes is a Louisville restaurant industry veteran turned award-winning food writer. Original review written on December 1, 2019. Old Forester 1870 Original Batch . Rating 9.5/10. Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. After months of looking at an Old Forester Rye label on the TTB website and then reading about the new mash bill (65% Rye, 20% Malted Barley, and 15% Corn) it is finally time to try out the new offering from Brown-Foreman. Old Forester Rye Review. Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Review Scroll down to content. He has studied and written about beer, whisk(e)y, and other spirits since he first started drinking them. First off, let's look at the data. What we’re drinking: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, its 20th iteration. Posted on May 4, 2020 by Eric Middleton Leave a Comment. Great bourbon! Old Forester 86 Proof Bourbon Review Scroll down to content. It goes perfectly on the rocks. Old Forester 86 Proof Review: A really interesting offering from Old Forester.A very unique bourbon indeed. Old Forester 1870 Original Batch Bourbon Review. I've drunk plenty of different types of bourbon, but this is one of my favourites. This is Old Forester at its purest, boldest, most enticing and exciting. Seems like the theme is trees, not buildings. Old Forester 86 Review (Budget Bourbon Battle Royale #11) By Bill on July 7, 2017 0 Comments. Whenever a product has a movie tie-in, it’s probably a safe bet that the product is going to be subpar. The main thing to be said about it is that it was a rich, mature expression of Old Forester. Old Forester Signature 100 Proof Review. The Old Forester brand was Brown’s answer to a medicinal whiskey market that was hampered in its day by inconsistent and poor quality whiskey being … This is really a unique bourbon. 8.5. It’s why I love (most iterations) of this brand. With that said, let's get started with the review! This is my second Old Forester review after reviewing the Old Forester Rye in May of 2019. Over the last few years, the Old Forester brand has been releasing a number of whiskey expressions dubbed the “Whiskey Row” which are intended to showcase the history and development of their whiskey. After a few organizational changes, George Brown became partners with George Forman, and renamed the company … Continue reading OLD FORESTER WHISKEY ROW SERIES → Here I review the very popular Maker's Mark bourbon. Steve Coomes Facebook Twitter. Rating 8.5/10. From the manufacturer . Type: Straight Rye Whiskey. Maker's Mark Bourbon Review!!! August 30, 2017. Old Forester Rye Review. POSTED May 31, 2015 | UPDATED November 18, 2015 Mike Flaminio. Old Forester began with humble roots in 1870, when George Garvin Brown took $5,500, and along with his half-brother, start J.T.S. Like the rest of the Old Forester bourbon lineup, it is Kentucky Straight Bourbon from Brown-Forman, made from a mash bill of 72% corn, 18% rye, and 10% malted barley (for enzymes) and aged for an undisclosed amount of time in new charred American oak barrels. Next Article. Both the crown jewel and establishing brand of the mighty Brown-Forman Corporation, Old Forester was created in 1870 by pharmaceutical salesman George Garvin Brown. It’s gorgeous - on a par with Jack Daniela ! Ingredients. About the Author. OLD FORESTER 86 BOURBON REVIEW: I’ve been on reviewing easier to find bourbons off and on for a while now and Old Forester 86 Bourbon is next up – In fact the bottle has been in the bunker for several months now. 09:19. (Tasted neat from a Glencairn.) It is a no age statement bourbon, but at the time of its initial release, it was said that it contained bourbon under 5 years old. On our most recent visit, we visited the new downtown location for Old Forester. Old Forester Rye is a Kentucky Straight Rye created by Master Distiller Chris Morris and Master Taster Jackie Zykan. Read more. Old Forester Statesman Review. Westerville, Ohio 575 contributions 123 helpful votes. Brown & Bros – the first ones to sell whisky in sealed glass bottles to assure its quality. Birthday Bourbon 2018. Drew Beard. Where so many distillers these days turn to high proofs for power and in-your-face flavors, this one comes at you with a very soft and delicate taste profile that is filled with super sweet fruits and nuts. Old Forester's Signature 100 Proof is indeed bottled at 50% ABV, but notably is NOT bottled in bond. The latest iteration of Old Forester's Birthday Bourbon will be hard to find Old Forester facebook; twitter; pinterest; linkedin; Send to Friend; By Kirk Miller. Haven't tried it for mint juleps. Bottle: Very similar to the Old Forester Bourbon bottle for the most part _ at least in shape and general layout of labels and closures. It almost has a cloudy look, though there is no visible sediment floating anywhere. 18th May 2018. We recently reviewed their Birthday Bourbon and bottled-in-bond bourbon, both higher-priced expressions; this one, Old Forester 86 Proof Bourbon, is their middle-shelf release, priced at around $20. 92 Excellent. Old Forester Straight Rye Whiskey – Review. Old Forester 1870. As Old Forester turns 150 years old in 2020, they doubtlessly have a whole lot of history to celebrate. 1920 was one of my first forays into higher proof, so there’s a lot of love between us :). A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company. Hard to beat this at the price point. Color in the glass . Jim H wrote a review Mar 2020. Review: 2018 Quinta de Santiago Alvarinho-Loureiro. Welcome to the review for Old Forester 100 Proof (also known as Old Forester Signature). Retail: I paid $24. 4th May 2018. There are three batches in this 150 th Anniversary release, and my sample was just Batch 2. 9.5. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2018 Review. Brown & Bros – the first ones to sell whiskey in sealed glass bottles to assure its quality. Old Forester Rave Review. There were no bells and whistles, no gold ribbons, just good, solid, well-rounded bourbon. Taking inspiration from Normandy Rye, a brand acquired by Brown-Forman in 1940, it’s made from an unusually high malt recipe of 65% rye, 20% malted barley, and 15% corn. The Rye left me disappointed, so I've got my fingers crossed that I'll enjoy this one more. The balance of the flavors is good, although not too complex. EYE Golden caramel. Christopher Null. We're frequent visitors to Louisville and have been slowly working our way through the Bourbon Tour. Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2018 Edition; Old Forester 150th Anniversary Bourbon $150. A Favourite Bourbon. Whisky See more. hear my value and ratings, cheers! ABV: 50% Age: NAS Price: $22 Distiller: Brown-Forman / Old Forester Mashbill: 72% Corn, 18% Rye & 10% malted barley. Old Forester began with humble roots in 1870, when George Garvin Brown took $5,500 and, with his half-brother, started J.T.S. I bought this as it was on special at Tescos and am so glad I did. Whiskey Review: Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whiskey. Review: Old Forester’s Birthday Bourbon Might Just Be the New Pappy It's nearly impossible to find a bottle on its 20th release. A bourbon of heritage and craft Created in 1870, Old Forester is the only bourbon continuously distilled and marketed by the founding family before, during and after Prohibition. Both the crown jewel and establishing brand of the mighty Brown-Forman Corporation, Old Forester was created in 1870 by pharmaceutical salesman George Garvin Brown. Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2012 Edition; Old Forester Single Barrel Bourbon 100 Proof $50. Age: Not stated. 09:47. Distillery: Old Forester. Old Forester was the first Bourbon to exclusively bottle it's whiskey. Old Forester 1870 Background. There will be a time and a place for delving deeper into the long history of the Old Forester brand, but this post is neither the time nor the place. Bourbon lore has Old Forester as the longest selling brand of Bourbons and the first to be sold in pre-packaged bottles. August 6, 2019 ~ The Casks. 96/100 Old Forester Statesman was originally released as a tie-in with the 2017 movie, Kingsman: The Gold Circle. Nose. About three and a half years ago, I began the “Budget Bourbon Battle Royale” series of reviews. Crack a bottle with me as we experience bourbon as it was during prohibition. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The bourbons that have won my heart often seem to have firsts tied to them – first feeling, first favorite, etc. It has a retail price of around $25 and comes in at 100⁰. Appearance. As someone who doesn’t usually lean towards column running whiskies, I’m impressed with the bottle design with the tree. Old Forester Statesman was originally released in July 2017 as a companion to the movie, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” This release is made from the standard Old Forester mash bill of 72% corn, 18% rye, and 10% malted barley and is said to be comprised of hand-selected casks from the warmest places in the warehouse. In his 29-year career, he has edited and written for dozens of national trade and consumer publications including Pizza Today, Nation's Restaurant News and Southern Living. Nose . Dark bronze. Proof: 100 proof. Where many tie-ins are often limited time offerings, Old Forester has kept Statesman on as a permanent line expression. Read my full Old Forester 1920 Bourbon Review here! On the the review … When the cap of Old Forester 86 Bourbon was first twisted off, gentle candy sweet aromas wafted from the bottle. 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