Bottle: Very similar to the Old Forester Bourbon bottle for the most part _ at least in shape and general layout of labels and closures. The balance of the flavors is good, although not too complex. Rating 9.5/10. 8.5. 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 … I've drunk plenty of different types of bourbon, but this is one of my favourites. This is really a unique bourbon. Seems like the theme is trees, not buildings. Whiskey Review: Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whiskey. Age: Not stated. Old Forester was the first Bourbon to exclusively bottle it's whiskey. As Old Forester turns 150 years old in 2020, they doubtlessly have a whole lot of history to celebrate. Westerville, Ohio 575 contributions 123 helpful votes. This nose is much bolder than I expected. Old Forester Rye Review. Today I review Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon. Christopher Null. 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 … Next Article. Appearance. Old Forester 1870 Original Batch Bourbon Review. Read my full Old Forester 1920 Bourbon Review here! 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. Old Forester 86 Proof Bourbon Review Scroll down to content. Ingredients. It’s gorgeous - on a par with Jack Daniela ! As someone who doesn’t usually lean towards column running whiskies, I’m impressed with the bottle design with the tree. 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. Brown & Bros – the first ones to sell whiskey in sealed glass bottles to assure its quality. 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. First off, let's look at the data. 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. It is a wheated bourbon and one of the very first Bourbons a lot of new whiskey drinkers try. 18th May 2018. Well, maybe this post is a little bit of the time and the place. Old Forester 150th Anniversary Bourbon Review. Old Forester 1870 Original Batch . 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. Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2018 Edition; Old Forester 150th Anniversary Bourbon $150. I bought this as it was on special at Tescos and am so glad I did. Good distillery tour . August 30, 2017. Old Forester Signature 100 Proof Review. Very different from Batch 2. 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. It goes perfectly on the rocks. Unbalanced . Drew Beard. Nose . Posted on May 4, 2020 by Eric Middleton Leave a Comment. Brown & Bros – the first ones to sell whisky in sealed glass bottles to assure its quality. Read more. 1. 96/100 Steve Coomes Facebook Twitter. Old Forester, the nation’s oldest continuously-operating whiskey distillery, produces a range of bourbons, from the high-end to the everyday. Light Amber. Birthday Bourbon 2017 (12 years old, 96 and 95.4 proof): An odd note for the 2017 release is that it came in two distinct batches. There are three batches in this 150 th Anniversary release, and my sample was just Batch 2. Old Forester 86 Review (Budget Bourbon Battle Royale #11) By Bill on July 7, 2017 0 Comments. 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. It has a retail price of around $25 and comes in at 100⁰. August 6, 2019 ~ The Casks. A Favourite Bourbon. 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. The Rye left me disappointed, so I've got my fingers crossed that I'll enjoy this one more. 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. Drew Beard is Assistant Editor and Social Media Manager for Drinkhacker. POSTED May 31, 2015 | UPDATED November 18, 2015 Mike Flaminio. 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 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. 4th May 2018. 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. By Bill on December 29, 2014 3 Comments. What we’re drinking: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, its 20th iteration. Retail: I paid $24. Old Forester Statesman was originally released as a tie-in with the 2017 movie, Kingsman: The Gold Circle. Old Forester 1870. Bourbon lore has Old Forester as the longest selling brand of Bourbons and the first to be sold in pre-packaged bottles. Old Forester is America’s first bottled bourbon. 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. EYE Golden caramel. Hard to beat this at the price point. Good whiskey, great value. Birthday Bourbon 2018. Distillery: Old Forester. Nose. 1920 was one of my first forays into higher proof, so there’s a lot of love between us :). Type: Straight Rye Whiskey. hear my value and ratings, cheers! 92 Excellent. We're frequent visitors to Louisville and have been slowly working our way through the Bourbon Tour. He has studied and written about beer, whisk(e)y, and other spirits since he first started drinking them. (Tasted neat from a Glencairn.) GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The bourbons that have won my heart often seem to have firsts tied to them – first feeling, first favorite, etc. About three and a half years ago, I began the “Budget Bourbon Battle Royale” series of reviews. The main thing to be said about it is that it was a rich, mature expression of Old Forester. 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. Whenever a product has a movie tie-in, it’s probably a safe bet that the product is going to be subpar. Color in the glass . Haven't tried it for mint juleps. Old Forester Straight Rye Whiskey – Review. Maker's Mark Bourbon Review!!! Proof: 100 proof. Great bourbon! Old Forester's Signature 100 Proof is indeed bottled at 50% ABV, but notably is NOT bottled in bond. 09:19. Where many tie-ins are often limited time offerings, Old Forester has kept Statesman on as a permanent line expression. NOSE A nice aroma filled with butterscotch taffy, caramel, cherry heavy dark fruit, wood, cinnamon, spice, orange zest and vanilla. Previous Article . Crack a bottle with me as we experience bourbon as it was during prohibition. Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2018 Review. Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. It almost has a cloudy look, though there is no visible sediment floating anywhere. Old Forester Rave Review. 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. Rating 8.5/10. Review: Old Forester’s Birthday Bourbon Might Just Be the New Pappy It's nearly impossible to find a bottle on its 20th release. From the manufacturer . Old Forester Statesman Review. About the Author. Here I review the very popular Maker's Mark bourbon. Jim H wrote a review Mar 2020. On the the review … When the cap of Old Forester 86 Bourbon was first twisted off, gentle candy sweet aromas wafted from the bottle. 9.5. Review: 2018 Quinta de Santiago Alvarinho-Loureiro. 09:47. Original review written on December 1, 2019. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company. Old Forester is made from Brown-Forman’s staple mash bill, a thoroughly middle of the road bourbon recipe of 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malted barley. Steve Coomes is a Louisville restaurant industry veteran turned award-winning food writer. 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. Old Forester began with humble roots in 1870, when George Garvin Brown took $5,500 and, with his half-brother, started J.T.S. With that said, let's get started with the review! 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. ABV: 50% Age: NAS Price: $22 Distiller: Brown-Forman / Old Forester Mashbill: 72% Corn, 18% Rye & 10% malted barley. Dark bronze. Welcome to the review for Old Forester 100 Proof (also known as Old Forester Signature). Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2012 Edition; Old Forester Single Barrel Bourbon 100 Proof $50. Whisky See more. On our most recent visit, we visited the new downtown location for Old Forester. This is my second Old Forester review after reviewing the Old Forester Rye in May of 2019. Check out the Brand Notes section of this review to see Old Forester’s notes on Batch 1 and Batch 3. There were no bells and whistles, no gold ribbons, just good, solid, well-rounded bourbon. 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. Old Forester 1870 – Review. Old Forester Rye is a Kentucky Straight Rye created by Master Distiller Chris Morris and Master Taster Jackie Zykan. After a few organizational changes, George Brown became partners with George Forman, and renamed the company … Continue reading OLD FORESTER WHISKEY ROW SERIES → It’s why I love (most iterations) of this brand. Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Review Scroll down to content. 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. Old Forester 1870 Background. After a few organizational changes, George Brown became partners with George Forman, and renamed the company to Brown-Forman in 1890. 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