The Schtick: This is a 1990 bottling of bourbon distilled by Old Forester, and exported to the Japanese export market. It’s an oldie, a definite dusty by todays standard, and from a producer I don’t have much dusty experience with, so I’m looking forward to this one. Let’s dive in.
Distiller: Old Forester
Bottler: Old Forester
ABV: 43% ABV
Nose: Rich oak, honey, toffee. Musty tobacco. Rich and complex – plums, pipe tobacco and nougat are particularly prominent.
Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Apples, pears, rich pipe tobacco and caramel. Good bit of oak and vanilla. Mild heat that grows with time.
Finish: A bit of heat here. Ethanol, oak, vanilla and sweet cream. Less fruity, more oaky.
Overall: The nose on this is sublime. The palate and finish are okay also, but the nose steals the show. I could do with a little less heat in the palate and finish given the proof, but overall, I like this quite a bit.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect