Old Forester 100 Proof Single Barrel
Old Forester announced an update to its single barrel program that will change to allow patrons to have their selection bottled at proofs other than the old standard 90 proof: 100 proof and unfiltered barrel strength. Old Forester Single Barrel is bottled from one individual barrel, selected from lots which are hand-picked by Master Taster Jackie Zykan and it is crafted using the time-honored methods established by George Garvin Brown more than 150 years ago. The Old Forester Single Barrel Program only produces a limited number of barrels each year and will remain allocated based on production constraints. Individual buyers interested in purchasing a single barrel may reach out to a local off-premises or on-premise account where they have a relationship to see if they will facilitate a barrel purchase.
Appearance: Dark amber color.
Nose: A wonderful rich nose of butterscotch, cherry, vanilla, and oak.
Palate: A well-crafted palate that balances oak and its sweeter side well. Wet oak and light pecan provide a weighted base that allows the caramel, maple syrup, and cherry coke flavors to nicely play off them.
Finish: Pepper, clove, and seasoned oak dominate. This leaves a mild aftertaste of darkness and slight bitterness. The mid-palate shows a gentle spice that carries into a peppery and sweet soft finish.
Spirits Type: Straight Bourbon
Distillery: Brown-Forman Shively Distillery
Origin: Kentucky (Louisville), United States
Cask Type: New, charred American oak
Mashbill: 72% Corn, 18% Rye, 10% Malted Barley
Warehouse 1 / Floor 2 Barrel # OF202145
ABV: 50% / 100 Proof
Bottling date: 10-26-2020