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Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style

Brand
Old Forester
Expression
1920 Prohibition Style
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Abv
57.50%
Produced at
Brown-Forman Beverages Worldwide
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.oldforester.com
Availability
USA

Chris Goodrum

92
Nose
Dusty, earthy, peppery spice with slightly BBQ singed maple syrup coated apple, balsamic red cherries and herbal rye. Chunky yet subtle oak adds structure and late cinnamon notes.
Palate
Chunks of grippy oak countered by juicy treacle and cherry fruit. Hints of herbal and spicy rye follow with rose petal marc, leather and a little astringency.
Finish
A little masked but displaying some lovely silky marzipan, dark chocolate and rose petal marc notes.
Comment
A great dram to finish the evening.

Joel Harrison

90
Nose
Oooh, a big, cask strength Bourbon, so we get lovely notes of Bovril, sweet cherry, freshly chopped oak and hints of dark chocolate mousse. Bring it on!
Palate
Well, this expression is extra flavourful. So many powerful notes, it could have run for President! Less spicy that I thought from the nose, it's a good version of high ABV Bourbon.
Finish
A lovely finish that isn't too overpowering, it works very well indeed.
Comment
A great whiskey here that I'd happily use in a classic cocktail.
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