This 115 proof expression is the third release in our Old Forester Whiskey Row series and celebrates the brand’s continued distillation during Prohibition.
In crafting 1920, we were able to spend time thinking about the legacy of Owsley Brown I and what was an incredibly unique era in our country’s history – Prohibition. 1920 Prohibition Style is our toast to the innovative and enduring spirit of Old Forester.
This 115 proof expression is the third release in our Old Forester Whiskey Row series and celebrates the brand’s continued distillation during Prohibition. For 13 years, the production, transport and sale of alcohol was strictly prohibited. However, Old Forester was granted a permit to continue distilling on Louisville’s Whiskey Row. The 115 proof expression represents a barrel sample that company president Owsley Brown I would have batched at the beginning of Prohibition.
NOSE | An intense medley of cherry preserves, drippy caramel, dark chocolate, thickened maple syrup and seasoned oak spiciness.
TASTE | Dark caramel coats layers of malt nuttiness and sweet graham cracker all warmed by green peppercorn and coriander spice brightened with a hint of cedar.
FINISH | Tart apple crispness gives way to a long smoky finish full of toasted marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker sweetness.
2018 AMERICAN WHISKY MASTERS | Gold Medal, Bourbon Super Premium
2017 SAN FRANCISCO WORLD SPIRITS COMPETITION | Double Gold
2017 INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS CHALLENGE | Silver
2017 INTERNATIONAL WHISKY COMPETITION | Silver (92.9 pts)
- RFRichard F.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars9 seconds agoVery special bourbon that I cherish
Old Forester 1920 is a smooth bourbon for the 115 proof. I enjoy the taste and drink it without ice.
It is priced within the budget of most bourbon drinkers that enjoy something special now and then.
I am giving my son a bottle for his upcoming birthday.