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Tasting: Old Forester, The 117 Series Batch 001

Old Forester

The 117 Series Batch 001


Proof: 110
ABV: 55%
Style: Bourbon
State: KY
Price: $$

Peggy Noe Stevens

Nose: Corn pudding and cane sugar. Dark fruit, like candied dates and figs. Pipe smoke and coffee.Mascarpone and baking spices.

Palate: Nice full mouthfeel that is almost buttery. Complex array of flavors from sweet corn to baking spices to mature oak.

Finish: Silk and lace finish with a structure that is handsome. Has staying power finishing with a honeyed edge.

Comments: Truly a flavor-flood of finesse and amply balanced. Dive in.



Susan Reigler

Nose: Caramel. Vanilla. Caramel. Vanilla. Rich interplay of notes from the barrel. Underlying aromas are floral rather than fruity, with a touch of freshly ground spice.

Palate: Flowers turn to fruit – apples, apricots, plums, figs. Add a little water and the vanilla changes to berry-topped crème brûlée. Rich and complex too.

Finish: Long and semi-dry. Warms all the way down. Oak is sweet with no trace of bitterness.

Comments: Savor this and share with serious Bourbon aficionados.



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