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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Old Forester Announces Next 117 Series Release: 1910 Extra Old

Brown-Forman brand Old Forester has announced the third installment of the 117 Series called 1910 Extra Old. This limited-edition release is Old Forester's standard 1910 Old Fine Whisky that is then added to a secondary barrel for an additional 18 months.

Master Taster Jackie Zykan says:
This release in The 117 Series is a curious exploration into the intensity of the proprietary heavily charred 1910 barrel. This liquid was allowed to rest for 18 months in this secondary barrel, extracting significantly more of the heavily charred influence.

1910 is an Old Forester release that commemorates October 22, 1910 when a fire on the bottling line halted the production of Old Forester. Mature whisky ready to be bottled was instead stored in a second barrel. 

This release comes in at 93 proof (46.5% alcohol) and will be available beginning on February 23rd. It carries an MSRP of $49.99 and offers the following tasting notes:

Nose: On the nose, this expression showcases notes of dark brown sugar, sugared pecan and rich chocolate.

Taste: The palate brings with it a medium-bodied expression with a depth of warmth that swiftly transitions from sweet notes of intense caramel to the spice of dried tobacco.

Finish: A balanced ending that is gently rounded out with notes of green apple and raw walnut.

My Take

Fifty dollars for a double barrel seems like a decent price. Sadly, only the original Old Forester 1910 is showing up on the State of Ohio website as being for sale in Ohio. If it does come here, I would compare this to the Woodford Double Oaked... it's a bit higher proof (93 for Old Forester, 90 for Woodford Double Oaked) and a bit cheaper ($49.99 for Old Forster vs. $52.99 Woodford Double Oaked). With that, it's definitely worth giving a look if you see this in the wild. 

What do you think? Drop a note in the comments below. 


Source: Old Forester

1 comment:

  1. Wow, That's awesome. Can't wait for this. Looks like something big is coming. I have to taste it as soon as possible.