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    Old Forester Signature: getting even better?

    When I was down in the holy land for the Sampler last April, I took the opportunity to buy 1.75 l bottles of some of my favorite everyday pours. I got Four Roses, VOB 90 & Old Forester Signature.

    It took me a while to get to the OFS but now that it's open, I'm really kind of blown away. I remember liking it when I last got it, but it seems like it is even better than it was then. The Old Forester BiB I have which I used to be crazy about has faded in comparison (although I still think it's great).

    It seems much richer than I remember. Lots of brown sugar, figs, dates, clove and allspice. I almost feel like I need to check the bottle to make sure I'm not drinking the Birthday Bourbon instead.

    Anybody else have this experience?
    Last edited by Josh; 07-17-2009 at 07:32.
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    Re: Old Forester Signature: getting even better?

    Signature is one of my favorite budget pours. My last bottle was outstanding, as well. I blew through it pretty quickly. Though, I must say, I've thoroughly enjoyed every bottle of this that I've had. To me, it's a great baseline bourbon. I think, if someone who didn't know bourbon wanted to know what a bourbon should or does taste like....I would give them OFS.
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    Re: Old Forester Signature: getting even better?

    One thing I've noticed about OFS is a note of dark chocolate, bordering on unsweetened cocoa. It's unlike anything else in bourbon, and it really makes a favorable impact when I pour it for friends.

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    Re: Old Forester Signature: getting even better?

    I do agree it is a very good bourbon. I did bring one plastic (like that part to) bottle home from Kentucky 2006 as I really did enjoy it. Unfortunately I cant get it here witch is a real pity.

    Leif
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    Re: Old Forester Signature: getting even better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    I almost feel like I need to check the bottle to make sure I'm not drinking the Birthday Bourbon instead.

    Anybody else have this experience?
    I did a side by side comparison a few weeks ago and decided I prefer it to the Birthday.
    Craig

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    Re: Old Forester Signature: getting even better?

    I just bought a bottle a few days ago and am decently impressed with it. For the price I'd probably grab a FR Small Batch bottle 90% of the time though...just my opinion.

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    Re: Old Forester Signature: getting even better?

    This has been on my wish list for a while now, and all the comments here are just making it more so

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    Re: Old Forester Signature: getting even better?

    I've mentioned a few times here over the last few months (among my increasingly rare posts) that this has risen to the top of my every day pours. Sadly, I'm out right now.
    "One never knows, do one?" Fats Waller, American Musician, 1904-1943

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    Re: Old Forester Signature: getting even better?

    Quote Originally Posted by JeffRenner View Post
    I've mentioned a few times here over the last few months (among my increasingly rare posts) that this has risen to the top of my every day pours. Sadly, I'm out right now.
    I got plenty Jeff. You're welcome to stop by and have some anytime!
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    Re: Old Forester Signature: getting even better?

    This one has been on my list for quite awhile but I keep picking something else. I may have to bump it up in line right behind Ritt100 and maybe OGD 114.

 

 

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