The fourth and final release in Old Forester's heralded Whiskey Row series, the 1910 Old Fine Whisky is a throwback to a specific instance in the distillery's history. In 1910 the bottling line was shut down due to a fire and there was a vat of mature whisky waiting to be bottled and in jeopardy of being ruined. To preserve this liquid gold it was re-barreled until the line could be repaired. It was the first documented instance of "double barreled" whisky. To replicate that 1910 innovation, this whisky is secondarily aged in a heavily charred oak cask, with an entry proof of 100, until it is ready for bottling.With rich notes of vanilla, caramel, cake batter and a hint of Marzipan, there is a lot going on here. Accenting notes of stewed fruit and oak spice add to its complexity. Full-bodied and balanced with evident notes of charred sugar, cooked fruit and a wisp of smores around the fire pit. This is an enjoyable whisky that you're going to want to keep in your constant rotation!
Old Forester is America's only distillery that has been in uninterrupted production, and still in the hands of its founding family, since its inception in 1870. It was then that founder George Garvin Brown introduced Old Forester to the people of Louisville: the first Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey to be sold in sealed glass bottles to ensure quality. Today Old Forester, made by the Brown-Forman corporation, is the official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. Numerous blends - including an "original batch" recipe that recalls George Garvin Brown's original mashbill and methods - have spread the renown of this Bourbon standard-bearer.