In crafting 1920, Old Forester was able to spend time thinking about the legacy of Owsley Brown I and what was an incredibly unique era in our country’s history: Prohibition. 1920 Prohibition Style bourbon is a toast to the innovative and enduring spirit of Old Forester.
This 115-proof expression is the third release in the 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.
Nose: An intense medley of cherry preserves, drippy caramel, dark chocolate, thickened maple syrup and seasoned oak spiciness
Taste: Dark caramel coats layers of malt nuttiness and sweet graham cracker all warmed by green peppercorn and coriander spice brightened with a hint of cedar
Finish: Tart apple crispness gives way to a long smoky finish full of toasted marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker sweetness