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Review of Old Forester 117 Series Extra Extra Old

Review of Old Forester 117 Series Extra Extra Old
Reader Rating963 Votes
9.8
10

Old Forester 117 Series Extra Extra Old Review

Nose

A complex nose of pecans, maple syrup, syrup soaked raisins, dark dried cherries, charred oak, brown sugar, and a light vanilla bean. Inviting and rich-smelling.

Palate

The palate opens with syrup-soaked cherries, followed by hints of rye spice, aged oak, light leather, brown sugar, chocolate cake, and a hint of white peppercorn. An intriguing mix of aged and sweet notes.

Finish

The finish starts with a dab of chocolate, followed by aged leather, aged dry oak, rye spice and a mouth-sucking dryness that ends with a light heat.

Overall

Old Forester 117 Extra Extra Old is an experiment in how the 1910 Old Fine Whiskey changes as it is aged for an extra 24 months in a secondary barrel. The aging leads to a rich and complex flavor profile that is a nice mix of aged and sweet notes, however the extra aging gives it a slightly too dry mouth-sucking finish. Still, it is a fun experiment that shows the limits of continued barrels aging.

Review of Old Forester 117 Series Extra Extra Old
Review of Old Forester 117 Series Extra Extra Old
Bottle Info

Classification: Straight Bourbon

Company: Brown-Forman

Distillery: Brown-Forman Shively Distillery

Release Date: December 2022

Proof: 93

Age: NAS (Aged at least 4 years per TTB regulations)

Mashbill: 72% Corn, 18% Rye, 10% Malted Barley

Color: Dark Mahogany

MSRP: $60 (2023)

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Reader Rating963 Votes
9.8
10

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4 Comments

  1. This review highlights the intricate and inviting flavors of Old Forester 117 Extra Extra Old and the experiment of aging for an additional 24 months. While the palate offers a nice mix of aged and sweet notes, some may find the finish to be too dry. Overall, it is an interesting exploration of barrel aging.

  2. This is a well-rounded and informative review of the Old Forester 117 Series Extra Extra Old. The author’s description of the nose is particularly enticing, and the overall review highlights the unique and complex flavors of the whiskey. The critique of the dry finish adds some balance to the review and gives the reader a good idea of what to expect from the product. Overall, a great read for someone looking to try this specific whiskey.

  3. The Old Forester 117 Series Extra Extra Old is a unique and intriguing experiment in whiskey aging. The nose alone is enticing and complex, with rich notes of pecans and maple syrup. The palate continues this complexity, with a mix of sweet and aged flavors, and a slightly dry finish. Overall, this is a well-crafted whiskey that showcases the art of barrel aging.

  4. I can’t wait to try this intriguing bourbon with its complex mix of sweet and aged notes. The extra aging in a secondary barrel adds an interesting twist to the traditional flavor profile. However, the dry finish may not be for everyone. Overall, it seems like a unique and enjoyable experience for bourbon lovers to try.

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Written by Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis has been writing about spirits for over 10 years. He is a frequent speaker at whiskey festivals and events around the country and has been a judge at several international spirit competitions. He is passionate about educating people about the history and culture of whiskey and bourbon and loves to share his knowledge with others.

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