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Old Forester 1870: Original Batch

  • Distiller:

    Brown-Forman

  • Bottler:

    Brown-Forman

  • ABV:

    45%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: I didn’t know what to expect from this bourbon, but after having it I was surprised at the quality of the whole package. It’s priced a little on the high side, but you’re getting is a bourbon that anyone can enjoy.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Dry, spicy finish. A little rough around the edges, but otherwise an enjoyable whiskey.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is light and lingering with soft clove, cinnamon, and orange notes. In short, a simple, clean Bourbon with no pretenses.
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  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: While I did enjoy this pour, I found myself wanting more with each sip and I couldn’t help but compare this to other releases from the Whiskey Row series that has much more to offer and at the same or similar price point.
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  • Raided Score: 83
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The finish is quick and easy, with baking spice and mint disappearing off of the palate.
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  • Raided Score: 80
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Not really remarkable. Thinner than I would like, and hotter than I would like, without bringing much flavor to the table.
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  • Intro:

    This is a release in Old Foresters Vintage dated line of expressions. Called the "Original Batch" this is supposed to harken back to George Browns orignal batching process. It is "minimally filtered" - whatever that means.

  • Nose:

    Brown sugar, maple, banana bread. Lightly musty, some definite youth.

  • Taste:

    Thin, musty, hot. Theres a lot of heat here, for not a lot of flavor. Some maple, more banana bubble gum notes, faint clove.

  • Finish:

    Medium length, heat is better here but a bit too hot still. Oak, pepper, faint clove, some vanilla.

  • Overall:

    Not really remarkable. Thinner than I would like, and hotter than I would like, without bringing much flavor to the table.

  • Score:

    3

  • By t8ke
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