The web site says I should be grateful it’s free of tobacco spit and snake heads, which is something. The nose has a quality I can’t quite place – sort of a menthol quality. Christina says it’s “medicinal” which fits.
The flavor has even more of that quality, with a hint of bitterness that lingers but isn’t unpleasant.
Old Forester is apparently a “genuine bourbon experience” which is a relief after all of these posers, I can tell you. Part of its claim to fame is that it was continuously made during Prohibition.
One star. Tried adding water, and that didn’t make a difference.
The updated rankings:
- Blanton’s Gold Edition
- Evan Williams
- Booker’s 7 Year
- Four Roses
- Roughstock Montana
- Old Forester
- Smooth Ambler Contradiction