September 27, 2023 2:51 pm

Old Forester 1920

Old Forester 1920 is a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey bottled at 57.5% ABV with a Mash Bill of 72% Corn 18% Rye, 10% Malted Barley. The Old Forester Distillery is located at 119 W. Main Street in Louisville, KY. Price is $55-$60 depending on the market.

This bourbon is created to replicate the Pre-Prohibition style of Old Forester. Old Forester is one of the distilleries that were permitted to continue making bourbon for medicinal purposes during Prohibition. 

This was from the last pour of my bottle so air has completely opened this bourbon.

NOSE: 90/100

The aroma on this bourbon is very rich with a note of toasted brown sugar that is heavier on the toasted side.

PALATE: 90/100

The arrival is very spicy with a toasty sense. There is a caramel note that appears then is covered again by a rich spice note. 

FINISH: 90/100

The Finish is drying with a mouthwatering sense in the end with hints of toasted brown sugar

Overall Score: 90/100


If I had to use one word to describe this bourbon it would Rich! Toasted Brown Sugar is the closest thing I could use to describe the whole experience; although the note is heavier on the toasted sense rather than sugar sweetness. For my tastebuds this does not have a traditional caramel/vanilla bourbon profile, but a somewhat unique toasted brown sugar note that is not sweet but rich and satisfying. If you want caramel and vanilla notes from your bourbon, this may not be for you, BUT if you seek a bourbon with a rich spicy sense get Old Forester 1920!

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