Old Forester Classic 86 Proof


Old Forester // Kentucky, USA

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    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 815 )

The Old Forester brand was introduced in 1870 by George Garvin Brown and named for Dr. William Forrester, a customer of Brown's (the second "r" was later dropped). This Kentucky Straight Bourbon is made from a mash bill of 72% corn, 18% rye, and 10% malted barley. This 86-proof bourbon is the brand's entry level product.

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  • Bourbon
    Produced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"Nose shows dried apricots, barrel, molasses and corn. Cinnamon-dusted apricots, oak, leather and nutmeg show up on the palate. The finish is of medium length with burnt sugars coming to the front."

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Sweet