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.
|A truly rare and distinctive occasion took place in Louisville, Kentucky in 1870. When George Garvin Brown sealed Bourbon in a bottle for the very first time, he did so knowing it would guarantee quality and consistency for Bourbon lovers everywhere. And five generations and nearly 150 years later, our family still watches over the production of every drop of Old Forester with that same care.
Whiskey Advocate 91 points - To many an American dad, bourbon isn’t just his country’s homegrown potable-it stands for history and heritage. Bourbon is packaged patriotism. And even if part of bourbon’s charm is that it hasn’t much changed over the years, he can still drink something intriguing. The third release in Old Forester’s Whiskey Row series, 1920 Prohibition Style is meant to mimic the whiskey the company distilled at the start of Prohibition for approved medicinal use. Incredibly drinkable for 115 proof, the flavor is rich in chocolate-covered cherries, toffee, and baking spices. (Jun 2017)
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - Enticing and layered nose of stone fruits, panettone cake, red pepper flake, and maple sugar candy. Brown sugar leads the charge on the palate, with ample body and spice notes bringing up the rear for a complete, complex whiskey that lingers on the tongue. (Mar 2017)