Old Forester 1910
Age Statement: NAS
Old Forester released their Whiskey Row Series which is a nod to the famous, Whiskey Row, where they are located in Louisville, Kentucky. While 1920 has received a lot of attention, 1910 has also done very well for itself. 1920 is bottled at 115 proof and 1910 is bottled at 93 proof. I believe the lower proof makes this bottle more approachable, but still maintains plenty of flavor to please all bourbon drinkers.
The nose starts out with toasted oak and honey notes and then transitions into a cinnamon spice and clove, for me. I didn’t initially pick up on the toffee notes but the longer I nose the glass, the more I can see it.
Old Forester describes the palate as an oatmeal raisin cookie and I definitely agree. There are chocolate notes as well though. I’ve never had an oatmeal raisin cookie with chocolate chips added, but I would assume this is what that would taste like. It goes into a medium finish with the baking spice and oak notes lingering.
Overall, I really enjoy this bourbon. I enjoy high proof whiskeys, but sometimes I’d rather reach for something more approachable that doesn’t sacrifice flavor. Whether you are new to bourbon or an experienced whiskey drinker, I would highly recommend adding this bottle to your bar! Cheers!