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Old Forester Bourbon

(70cl, 43%)

Old Forester Bourbon
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Old Forester Bourbon Bottling Note

Old Forester Bourbon was the first to be sold in America in sealed glass bottles, to avoid any unsavoury folks tampering with their carefully-considered recipe. It was first seen on shelves back in 1870, and the rye-rich bourbon continues to be enjoyed today.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Top notes of orange blossom and cedar. Soon develops the classic rye bread warmth and a lingering waft of buttered pancakes.

Palate: Starts quite sweet with caramel and maple syrup, though swiftly develops intense oak-y elements and hints of pine resin. Sweetness returns slightly on the mid-palate.

Finish: Juicy orange and spicy oak continue on the finish.

Overall: Bourbon doesn't get made for over 140 years without it being pretty great, so it's unsurprising that Old Forester is, well, pretty darn great!

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Old Forester Bourbon Reviews

Old Forester Rave Review

I bought this as it was on special at Tescos and am so glad I did. It’s gorgeous - on a par with Jack Daniela !

18th May 2018

A Favourite Bourbon

I've drunk plenty of different types of bourbon, but this is one of my favourites. It goes perfectly on the rocks. Haven't tried it for mint juleps.

4th May 2018

Unbalanced

Got a bottle as a present..thought my pal was a cheapskate untill i googled the price...tastes cheap and nasty..thought it was a co-op £12 bottle.

18th April 2018

Ok.

Good mixer. Not remarkable straight.

30th March 2018

43% of nothing

43% The colour of 'quality'. Smells of nothing. Tastes of nothing.

18th October 2017

Caveat emptor

I had a bottle the Old Forrester some time ago and found it to be an interesting mixer. Out of town I found a bottle of the "Signature" more expensive bottling. What a disappointment. Nail polish remover! I will never buy another bottle of Old Forrester. So no I don't recommend Old Forrester. Caveat emptor!

1st August 2017

Relatively expensive Meh.

I like my bourbon over ice, simple. I was excited to try this, but man, what a crock! Cant taste any rye. Cant taste any complexity. There is certainly no oakiness. Can taste a sweetness, like that in green coke-a-cola, followed by an emptiness, like when you realise you paid £34.43 for a £12 bottle. I love Bulleit and Elijah Craig, this is nothing like either, its not even as subtle as JD. Its like comparing Haig Club with Talisker. I'm putting this in pepsi max... for this price I could have 3 bottles of Jim Beam.... And who wouldn't prefer that to this!

22nd April 2017

Pleasant and enjoyable

This is a thoroughly enjoyable bourbon for the price. Compared to Elijah Craig, it's not as spicy and compared to Bulleit Bourbon, it's not as complex. It's has a solid character with a maple syrup, vanilla, raisin and dried orange/lemon peel aroma (personally, I don't get any of the banana notes and I think it's different from any Tennessee whiskey I've tried - especially considering how smooth it is in comparison). It's the bourbon I keep coming back to in an Old Fashioned.

6th February 2017

Good

A pleasant whisky. Not sweet at all, rather dry in fact. Compared to Woodford reserve or Knob Creek, it lacks complexity and aftertaste. I will probably try something different next time.

10th November 2016

Wow

Wow what a find I loved this bourbon . Yes it is a little sweet but that appeals to me as I like bourbon neat or over ice . Would highly recommend this bourbon for anyone

9th November 2016

Sweet jesus

My god this is sweet. It's like a dessert bourbon. I will not be able to finish this bottle without mixing in other ingredients to make it taste better. Unless you like your bourbon really sweet, may want to look elsewhere.

1st April 2016

fantastic taste

As a relative newcomer to the world of bourbons but having sampled quite a few in a short space of time, I must say I thoroughly recommend old forrester, for those who like their bourbon a little bit sweeter. Fantastic!

8th December 2015

OF86

amazingly similar to tennessee whiskies that have that caramel/banana note...a true bargain here in the US...the BIB is excellent, but like OGD, this is a great 86 proof expression....A lot of dark oaky malty dried-fruity notes...and of course the ripe tropical fruit notes... Give it a try... Unique and very affordable

19th September 2015

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