Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky is another expression within the Old Forester Whiskey Row Series. Here are some key points about Old Forester 1910:
- Prohibition Influence: The “1910” in the name refers to the year 1910 when a fire destroyed a part of the Old Forester distillery. In response, the company stored mature bourbon in new, charred barrels to continue aging, inadvertently creating a richer and more flavorful product. This practice was continued during Prohibition.
- Double Barreled Process: Old Forester 1910 is known for its “double barreled” aging process. After the initial maturation, the bourbon is transferred to a second, heavily charred barrel for additional aging. This imparts additional depth, complexity, and flavor to the whiskey.
- Flavor Profile: The double-barreled process contributes to a rich and complex flavor profile with notes of caramel, vanilla, toffee, and a hint of spice. The additional aging in a heavily charred barrel adds depth and intensity to the bourbon.
- Proof: Similar to other premium bourbons, Old Forester 1910 is typically bottled at a higher proof to enhance its bold character and robust flavors.
- Enjoyment: As with other Old Forester expressions, Old Forester 1910 is often enjoyed neat or with a splash of water to fully appreciate its nuanced flavors.
Old Forester 1910 is part of the series that celebrates significant moments in the brand’s history.