Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky
This 93 proof, limited series Kentucky Bourbon is made from a mashbill of 72% Corn, 18% Rye and 10% Malted Barley. According to the makers of Old Forester, Brown-Forman, 'the 1910 Old Fine Whisky represents a specific point in Old Forester’s nearly 150-year-old history. In October 1910, a fire caused the bottling line to be shut down for an indefinite period of time. Complicating matters, there was a vat of mature whisky waiting to be bottled. Otherwise facing ruin, this whisky was instead stored in new, charred oak containers to rest until the line could be repaired.' This double barreling method was the first documented of its kind, and led to it gaining the name Old Fine Whisky. It also led to other distilleries adopting a similar method.
In order to produce 1910, standard Old Forester has undergone a second barreling in a lightly toasted, heavily charred barrel. 'Mature Old Forester enters a second barrel at 100 proof, just as it did in 1910,' said Old Forester Master Taster Jackie Zykan. 'The second barrel is charred nearly to the point of incineration.' This creates an aromatic profile interlaced layers of buttercream, sticky toffee, cedar, and apricot. The palate is thick, chewy, smooth and well rounded, mingling of sweet oatmeal raisin cookie and milk chocolate leading into caramel corn and evolving spice. The finish is full with charred oak and spice flavors. It’s amazing how viscous the mouthfeel is.
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