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Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style 115 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky (750ml)
- Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021
First offered in the US in 2016, the third expression in the Old Forester Whiskey Row Series arrives with a mash bill of 72% corn, 18% rye and 10% malted barley. The story goes that during Prohibition, only six Kentucky distilleries were granted permits to bottle bourbon for medicinal purposes. Brown-Forman, maker of Old Forester, secured Permit KY - 3. In 1920, the first bottles under the permit were produced. This contemporary version matches the usual proof of the Bourbon after maturation.
Other reviews... deep, rumbling, like a barely audible cello, a salty edge gives a little extra life to the seemingly moribund tannin and slowly the complexity levels rise and then merge. Exemplary mouthfeel; silky soft but daggers of spice pierce the cosiness.The sugars are profound yet controlled, all of the darker style, especially molasses; still spicy and busy with a mix of manuka and heather honeys dovetailing and mingling sublimely with the varied toasty oaks; just oozes classic Old Forester depth and oomph! A classic of its style. 57.5% Alc.Vol. 95.5 points
- Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2021
The perfect proof. Rich in color, aroma, and flavor. It begins with powerful caramel, baking spice, chocolate, cherries, cinnamon, and toffee. Then nuance and complexity. Honey, jalapeño, rosemary, crème brûlée, malt, and fruit, from the spicy citrus of grapefruit to prunes and dried apricots. Hard to believe this is over 100 proof, as you never sense the strength challenging you to find what’s next amidst the subtlety. Extremely long finish with cherry, cinnamon, and caramel. Value Pick.
91 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Fred Minnick (Winter 2016)
...Like the others in the Whiskey Row Series, 1920 Prohibition Style introduces a complete new experience to the lineup, and it’s a good one. It’s more than just marketing, and whatever they did to curate this bourbon I can get behind... presents a unique and delicious flavor profile, making it my favorite Old Forester release to date. - breakingbourbon.com
Double Gold 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition