Double Gold Medal – 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
95, “Extraordinary,” Ultimate Recommendation – 2015 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE TASTING NOTES
“Soft orange, copper hue. Concentrated smells of cornmeal, caramel corn, newly tanned leather, grain kernel, and oak resin highlight the bouquet in a stylish manner. Flavor profile mirrors the bouquet, especially in the caramel corn/Cracker Jack aspect that’s the dominant in-mouth feature. Ends solidly, sweetly.”
“Old Forester 1870 Original Batch echoes George Garvin Brown’s original 1870 batching process. Back then, Brown batched barrels obtained from three distilleries to create a consistent flavor profile. To emulate that process today, we also select barrels from three warehouses, each barrel originating from a different day of production, with a different entry proof and a different age profile.
“The three expressions of Old Forester are then batched together to craft Old Forester 1870 Original Batch. This 90-proof bourbon will be minimally filtered, to honor the processes available to George Garvin Brown at that time.” -The Distillery