This is a 1990 bottling of bourbon distilled by Old Forester, and exported to the Japanese export market. It's an oldie, a definite dusty by todays standard, and from a producer I don't have much dusty experience with, so I'm looking forward to this one. Let's dive in.
Rich oak, honey, toffee. Musty tobacco. Rich and complex - plums, pipe tobacco and nougat are particularly prominent.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Apples, pears, rich pipe tobacco and caramel. Good bit of oak and vanilla. Mild heat that grows with time.
A bit of heat here. Ethanol, oak, vanilla and sweet cream. Less fruity, more oaky.
The nose on this is sublime. The palate and finish are okay also, but the nose steals the show. I could do with a little less heat in the palate and finish given the proof, but overall, I like this quite a bit.