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    Re: Old Forester?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Your Dad sounds like a guy I could hunt with.
    He is a good man. Some of the best times of my life involve sitting around a recycled dining room table in a camp talking smart while sharing a few pours.

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    Re: Old Forester?

    Well the only one I could find was the 86 proof, so that will have to do for now.

    Can't wait to crack it open!
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Old Forester?

    Due to some combination of rain/pollen, not able to do a proper tasting - but I can acknowledge that Jim and Squire were spot on. Both are more similar than I recalled for sure. I didn't pay enough attention the last few times I tried WR. It is more clean than OFS, which I found to be softer on the palate (despite being higher proof). Not getting much of the typical vanilla/caramel (which I attribute to the sinus issue), but I get a bit of black cherry - in both. Look forward to trying this again in the future!
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    Re: Old Forester?

    I just had a taste of this 86 and it really is similar to WR!

    Not as intense or complex, but the base flavor and mouth feel is the same.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Old Forester?

    Not as intensely costly either.

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    Re: Old Forester?

    Alden, I find the Signature 100 to be less sweet than WR, but actually MORE complex. It's good ol' "chewy" bourbon.

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    Re: Old Forester?

    Chewy is a good descriptor to use for Old Forester.

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    Re: Old Forester?

    OF Signature is definitely on my short list of great bourbon that isn't crazy expensive or too hard to find. It also seems like it is one where the handle is a better deal. I think I've seen handles for around $35 vs. low $20s for a 750ml.

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    Re: Old Forester?

    Quote Originally Posted by black mamba View Post
    Alden, I find the Signature 100 to be less sweet than WR, but actually MORE complex. It's good ol' "chewy" bourbon.
    Yeah, it has a definite thickness to it that many others lack. I'm "chewing" some right now. It's like liquefied butterscotch candy with a punch.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Old Forester?

    Riding my hobby horse at a gallop again, regular OF sells for $19.15 and Signature is $21.95 in OH. Seems like a no brainer because the OFS is worth more than an exta $1.80. Here's the rub: OF is available in 504 OH liquor stores. OFS is carried by 7. Bought my last bottle at TPS. Didn't care for it at first but after it aired and my palate adjusted, I changed my mind.
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