Here is another old name from an old distillery. We are tasting Old Forester Signature from Brown-Forman distillery.
It is 100 proof with a screw top bottle, and while Old Forester is readily available, the Signature is somewhat harder to find. At least here in Indianapolis. It sells for around $20.00, making it fairly affordable.
Todd: I immediately get burnt sugar with an underlying scent of orange peel.
Ron: Has a pleasant nose of caramel, citrus and just plain old sweetness.
Todd: While sipping neat, it had a butterscotch/caramel flavor reminiscent of Werther’s candy. With one cube this came out even more as well as a little citrus. Also got a little wood in there.
Ron: Tasted a little hot neat with flavors of tobacco, leather, toffee and caramel. I found this to be better neat, the ice/water really took some of the taste away.
Todd: Not much change on the finish.
Ron: Medium finish as far as the lingering effect, but not much in the complexity department.
Todd: Not a bad Bourbon for $20. I would buy it again.
Ron: I did like it but not sure I would buy again, lot of good Bourbons at or around $20.
Nose 4 out of 5
Taste 7 out of 10
Finish 2 out of 5
Total Score 13 out of Twenty Barrels.
All in all, not a bad Bourbon for the price, and we do take that into account. For those who say they can’t smell or taste what we or others write about, take a whiff of this one. It’s too bad the taste doesn’t have a little more behind it.