Old Forester 86 Proof Bourbon starts off with roasted caramel, apple, vanilla, and citrus with toasted oak and cinnamon that follow close behind. Is Woodford Reserve a longer aged version? Want to support BourbonGuy.com?
Please support me on Patreon! Alas, it is seemingly extinct. While there still isn’t much heat, Old Forester does have a little spicy cinnamon and nutmeg bite to it, as well as a middle of the road and not thin mouthfeel. At 86 proof, Old Forester delivers a genuine bourbon experience, with rich, full flavor and a smooth character that is ideal for sipping neat, on the rocks, with a splash of water or in a classic cocktail.”.
Pre-reveal Thoughts: Whiskey number one is sweeter and a bit of a cinnamon bomb. In my past blind tastings, Old … The finish, while light, is actually kind of nice and certainly a good ending for Old Forester. Proof: 100. That happened to be Buffalo Trace which will get a score of 80. So here we go. Tasting notes are from before the reveal and may be a little unusual since they were being tasted at the same time and may influence one another. Mint, cinnamon, oak. Mouth: Almond, cinnamon, clove, hint of orange. By a strange coincidence, this is a repeat matchup of last year. The smoked grain and oak kind of remind me of young MGP bourbon, although MGP has more rye in the mash that brings out more licorice, anise, and dill. After a minute or so I get some roasted banana, dried citrus, licorice, and mint. Beam-Suntory Old Grand-Dad Bottled-in-Bond. Let’s see how this “gateway” bourbon holds up in this Buffalo Trace review. There are 2 main differences between Maker's 46 and Maker's Mark. I lament that Virgin 7 Year Bourbon was discontinued in mid-2019 because that was the one sub-$20 bourbon to rule them all. Buffalo Trace is the namesake bourbon from Buffalo Trace Distillery. If you'd like to support BourbonGuy.com, visit BourbonGuyGifts.com. It’s pretty clear to me that the bourbon is relatively young, but I’m finding a somewhat fragrant and flavorful, yet light, mix of sugars, fruits, oak, wood spice, and that Brown Forman banana note usually found in Jack Daniel’s. It, like Eagle Rare 10, is made from the lower-rye content mash #1, and variance, apart from proof, primarily coming from barrel selection. First up: the Pride of Louisville, the first Bottled Bourbon, let’s welcome to the stage: Old Forester 100 proof! BourbonGuy.com accepts no advertising. It is solely supported by the sale of the hand-made products and bourbon-related craft supplies I sell at the BourbonGuy Gifts store. We also have new stickers and, as always, we have tasting journals. Tonight we finish Round 1 of the 2020 BourbonGuy.com Bottom Shelf Brackets. Nose: Dried mint leaves, vanilla sugar, cinnamon.
I did not try the 86 proof Old Forester, but I am impressed with the 100 proof.
Let’s see if my taste buds (and the producers) are at all consistent from year to year. A small-batch cask strength bourbon that comes from barrels originally selected…, 2006 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Review, 2015 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Review, Old Forester Bottled In Bond (1957) Review, Old Forester Signature Review (100 Proof) - The Whiskey Jug, Old Forester Signature Review (100 Proof) ‹ Site Name, Whiskey Review: Old Forester Bourbon - The Quasify Life. In that competition, Old Forester … Almond, cinnamon. On that note, this is way better than Jack Daniel’s Old No.
By a strange coincidence, this is a repeat matchup of last year. Finish: Medium length. There’s not much more to say than that, so let’s find out how this bourbon performs in this Old Forester 86 Proof Bourbon review. The finish initially is light with honey, toasted grains, licorice, and citrus; and after a minute I start to get hints of banana. In that competition, Old Forester won. It does its job and goes home. And their opponent is the Pride of Frankfort. ( same mash bill, same company) The "heat" or "burn" is better which adds to the enjoyment of the product. Composition: 72% corn, 18% rye, 10% malted barley, Color: 1.1/2.0 on the color scale (burnished), “Created in 1870, Old Forester is the only bourbon continuously distilled and marketed by the founding family before, during and after Prohibition. Enjoy reading The Whiskey Jug? So whiskey two is the winner here. It’s still not great, but it’s also not so bad for a $20ish bourbon, although I still prefer Evan Williams Bottled in Bond at around the same price. Thanks!
I haven’t had basic Old Forester for years, but turns out Old Forester 86 Proof Bourbon is more interesting than I expected. To be honest, it could be a lot worse so I’ll take it.
Sign up with your email address to receive an email notification when a new article publishes. The bourbon that’s so good they decided to name the distillery after it: Buffalo Trace! Tonight’s competition is between Division 2 Number 2 seed Old Forester 100 proof and Number 3 seed Buffalo Trace. A whisky that I can drink neat, throw over a glob of ice or mix in a cocktail and enjoy no matter what. I didn’t expect that Jack Daniel’s trait to carry over to Old Forester, but I’m starting to realize that it’s a Brown Forman thing. My question is: do you know the age of Old Forester?
Finish: Longer side of medium. To reiterate one last time – Old Forester 86 Proof Bourbon is alright, but it’s not for me.
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