Old Forester 86 Proof Bourbon Review [In Depth]
Old Forester 86 Proof Bourbon
Distillery: Old Forester (Brown Forman)
Type & Region: Bourbon, Kentucky, USA
Composition: 72% corn, 18% rye, 10% malted barley
Price: $18-25 (750mL)
From the Old Forester website:
“Created in 1870, Old Forester is the only bourbon continuously distilled and marketed by the founding family before, during and after Prohibition. 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.”
old forester bourbon overview
Old Forester Bourbon 86 Proof is a shelf staple offered by Brown Forman, the company well known for Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniel’s. As the Old Forester line has expanded to include the Whiskey Row series and more recently the 100 proof and cask strength Old Forester Single Barrels, the 43% ABV version continues to be the most affordable entry point into Old Forester bourbon at around $18-25 per bottle.
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old forester bourbon smell
Old Forester Bourbon has this oaky, roasty, and sweet caramel, vanilla, and gently smoked grain up front, followed by dried citrus peel, apple, candied fruits, cinnamon, and hints of licorice afterwards.
old forester bourbon taste & aftertaste
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Old Forester Bourbon Rating
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