Old Forester The 117 Series: High Angels' Share Barrels
Bourbon — Kentucky, USA
Reviewed May 13, 2022 (edited December 11, 2022)
Batch 1 Nose- old dusty books; rich caramel; raspberry jam; vanilla icing; brown sugar coated bananas; graham crackers; plums Palate- Rush of cherries; honeyed sweetness; apple pie filling; cinnamon; creamy vanilla; wet, musty oak Finish- Long, viscous finish; graham crackers; creme brulee; chewy caramel Absolutely fantastic. Better than this years birthday bourbon & I find alot of similarities to the 2018 OFBB (which I find outstanding). The nose is one of the best ive smelled in recent memory. The palate comes on with a viscous mouthfeel, tons of rich dark fruits & sweetness, the signature old forester banana note. The finish is long, rich and dark. Notes of creme brulee & old musty oak round this out. The palate could be a bit more complex, but this remains a fantastic whisky
I wish they’d quit shrinking these bottles - sounds like something I’d gladly drink a gallon of.