Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond

Country: USA
Region: Kentucky
Type: Bourbon
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 50%
Score: 93 points

Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond Bourbon. Image courtesy Brown-Forman.Like all “Bottled in Bond” Bourbons, this one is matured for four years in a bonded warehouse after being distilled during a single distilling season at a single distillery, then bottled at 100º proof (50% ABV). This is the second in Old Forester’s “Whiskey Row” series of Bourbons, and the nose has classic notes of toasted oak, burnt vanilla, espresso, and blackberry preserves. The taste has a good balance of spiciness and sweetness with caramel ice cream syrup and fudge complemented by clove, cinnamon, and hints of vanilla, brown sugar, and toasted oak. The finish is long, rich, and well-balanced with a touch of fudge. Very nice. (June, 2015)

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