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Old Forester

A rather nice bourbon that is a bit "under the radar" perhaps because it's parent company owns the Jack Daniels and Woodford Reserve brands.   The nose is very fruity, some oranges, wood, spice and vanilla all evident and at 43% a little alcohol can be detected.  Overall the nose reminded me of opening a kitchen cupboard in the run up to christmas and getting the waft of spices, wood, dried fruits and even a little marzipan.  The taste is very smooth and mouthfilling, sweet with brown sugar, candied fruits, some menthol (rye content is quite high) and some bitter dark chocolate maybe.  Some spice heat builds in the finish, pepper, bitter coffee, oak but all balanced by the sweetness from the taste.

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  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Type: Bourbon
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Indeed

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