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Old Forester Bourbon 1990 Japanese Market

  • Distiller:

    Old Forester

  • Bottler:

    Old Forester

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Intro:

    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.

  • Nose:

    Rich oak, honey, toffee. Musty tobacco. Rich and complex - plums, pipe tobacco and nougat are particularly prominent.

  • Taste:

    Thin to medium mouth feel. Apples, pears, rich pipe tobacco and caramel. Good bit of oak and vanilla. Mild heat that grows with time.

  • Finish:

    A bit of heat here. Ethanol, oak, vanilla and sweet cream. Less fruity, more oaky.

  • Overall:

    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.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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