Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon NV
This 115 proof expression made of a mashbill of 72% Corn, 18% Rye and 10% Malted Barley, is the third release in Old Forester's Whiskey Row series and celebrates the brand's continued distillation during Prohibition. For 13 years, the production, transport and sale of alcohol was strictly prohibited. However, Old Forester was granted a permit to continue distilling on Louisville's Whiskey Row. The Old Forester 1920 represents a barrel sample that Brown Forman company president Owsley Brown would have batched at the beginning of Prohibition. Incidentally, Brown-Forman was founded in Louisville in 1870 by his grandfather George Garvin Brown. The nose is an intense medley of cherry preserves, drippy caramel, dark chocolate, thickened maple syrup and seasoned oak spiciness. Dark caramel coats the palate with layers of malt nuttiness and sweet graham cracker all warmed by green peppercorn and coriander spice brightened with a hint of cedar. Tart apple crispness on the finish gives way to a long smoky finish full of toasted marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker.
|Region||United States, Kentucky|