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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Old Forester Announces New 117 Series Release: Extra Extra Old

Brown-Forman owned brand Old Forester has announced the latest release in their 117 Series called Extra Extra Old. This is made up of their 1910 Bourbon aged an additional 24 months in a second barrel. 

Master Taster Melissa Rift says of this:
This expression was born from a creative and innovative experiment while staying true to the classic taste which sets Old Forester apart. Although I only joined Old Forester last month, this was one of the first new limited expressions I was honored to taste – and the extra long double barreling leads to an explosion of flavors.

Old Forester 1910 is named commemorating the October 22, 1910 distillery fire at 117 Main Street. As mentioned, this was then barreled in a second heavily charred barrel for 2 additional years. This release is bottled at 93 proof (46.5% alcohol) and is available at select Kentucky retailers as well as at the Old Forester Distillery and in their online store. No MSRP was provided. The tasting notes are:

Nose: Roasted coffee, rich maple syrup, dark chocolate and caramel coat hints of toasted coconut, fruit and a smokey char foundation.

Taste: Rich mocha coffee with hints of brandy and dark cherry fruit.

Finish: Smooth, creamy chocolate coffee notes fade quickly

My Take

I love the double oaked bourbons and this sounds like an awesome one spending two additional years in a secondary barrel. It's disappointing that it's only available in Kentucky and won't be coming to Ohio shelves. If you see this out and about, I'd recommend picking up a bottle if it's under or around the hundred dollar price range. 

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Source: Old Forester

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