Review #886 – Old Forester Single Barrel, Otto’s Selection

Review #886 | /r/Bourbon Review #466 – Old Forester Single Barrel Ottos Selection

The Schtick: This is a single barrel of Old Forester spirit that was selected by a local retailer. It was matured in Warehouse G, on Floor 2, and was bottled at 45% ABV. I really wish this was bottled at cask strength, but I gave it a go, regardless.

Distiller: Old Forester (Brown-Forman)

Bottler: Old Forester (Brown-Forman)

ABV: 45% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Bananas, vanilla, clove, oak. Not a ton going on here, I could probably mistake it for Signature or Jack Daniels SiB blind.

Taste: Medium, bananas, toffee, caramel, vanilla, cream, oak. Nice body, but it’s pretty squarely an Old Forester product. Banana is unmistakable.

Finish: Short, uninspiring, vanilla, clove. Mild heat.

Overall: Great nose and palate, nonexistent finish. I really enjoyed some aspects of this, but it didn’t seem off the mark from a variety of other Old Forester products that already exist. Cask strength might have made this special. In the end, it’s good and fine, if not remarkable.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5

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