Old Forester Single Barrel is crafted using the time-honored methods established by George Garvin Brown more than 150 years ago. Old Forester Single Barrel customers will have the opportunity to sample three 100 proof barrels or three barrel strength barrels of rich, robust Old Forester at the distillery or through an in-market selection. Barrels that produce 100 proof bourbon will yield approximately 200 bottles and, depending on proof, barrel strength selections will produce approximately 160 bottles.
The Old Forester Single Barrel Program only produces a limited number of barrels each year and will remain allocated based on production constraints. Individual buyers interested in purchasing a single barrel may reach out to a local off-premise or on-premise account where they have a relationship to see if they will facilitate a barrel purchase.
Nose: A somewhat tame and straightforward aroma consisting of cherry cough syrup, granny smith apples, crème brûlée, and wet oak. It’s a pleasant aroma that’s easy to enjoy, but surprising for how restrained it is for the proof.
Palate: Potent with a burst of roasted pecans, thick oak, black cherries, and leather. The flavors all come at you at one speed and aren’t quite as punchy as I’d like them to be. The sip has a bold flavor overall thanks to its proof, but it's just not very exciting.
Finish: A long hot finish of pecan, seasoned oak, burnt caramel, pepper, and mild bitterness. It’s a serviceable finish that packs flavor and heat, but like the palate, it isn't very thrilling.