Official tasting notes.
Nose: Maple syrup and perfectly ripe orchard fruits, apricot and plum
Palate: Açaí and black current
Finish: Graham cracker, subtle peppermint, long well-rounded spice, moderately dry
Old Forester 150th Anniversary Batch 01/03 – Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 750ml 62.8%
Unfiltered, rare and only available at The Old Barrelhouse in Australia.
750ml: 62.8%alc (125.6 Proof)
Region: Louisville, Kentucky
Bottler: Old Forester Distilling Co.
Cask Type: American Oak
Batch No: 01/03
Old Forester 150th Anniversary Bourbon honours George Garvin Brown’s original process, and represents a collaboration between Master Distiller Chris Morris and Master Taster Jackie Zykan.
Between 6 to 8 years old, this expression consists of 150 barrels chosen specially by Chris, made from wood seasoned 150 days. Jackie then personally tasted and batched all 150 barrels (minus the angels share) into three very distinct flavour profiles and proof points showcasing the taste variations among barrels depending on where they rest in the Old Forester barrelhouses. The bourbon is presented in an amber glass bottle, reminiscent of the hand-blown glass of George’s day and sealed in a commemorative keepsake canister.
This particular Batch (1 of 3) consisted of 46 barrels of the total 150 barrels chosen for the trilogy.
Rare and collectable – Strictly one per person.