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    Old Forester?

    Almost got one today. I saw it for $19.49.

    Is it worth a try?
    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?

    In a word, yes. Forester is one of the classics though no longer a bargain.

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    Old Forester?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alden View Post
    Almost got one today. I saw it for $19.49.

    Is it worth a try?
    Which one? I'm guessing the Signature (100 proof.) Well worth it. Lots of impressions of that one in a recent BOTM thread. If it's the 86 proof, that price is a bit high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    Which one? I'm guessing the Signature (100 proof.) Well worth it. Lots of impressions of that one in a recent BOTM thread. If it's the 86 proof, that price is a bit high.
    86 proof.

    I may be able to find the 100, or find a better price for the 86 by shopping around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alden View Post
    86 proof.

    I may be able to find the 100, or find a better price for the 86 by shopping around.
    Look for the 100, you've already discovered the benefits of going with higher proof. It should be right about $20 - which also leads to a natural match in a tasting with WT101.
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    Re: Old Forester?

    I'll second what Jim has already stated,in which the 100 Signature is the one to go after and one of only a few within the BF profile that I truly enjoy.
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    One other thing, Alden - I noticed your recent praise for WR. WR is mostly Old Forester whiskey, supplemented with a bit of the Versailles pot distillate. OF Sig is way cheaper than WR and in my opinion, and lots of other folks' too, better. You will definitely notice the family resemblance.
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    Re: Old Forester?

    That point can't be overemphasized, Forester and Woodford are owned by Brown-Forman, share the same mashbill and the the bottled version of Woodford contains whisky from both distillerys.

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    Wow. Thanks guys! Sounds like one I will really like!
    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?

    I agree with 'highinthemountains'. The Signature is a better deal for $20 or even a couple bux more. The 86 is a nice pour as well, but I prefer the Sig. The few extra bux gets you a few more points worth of ABV and, to my palate, also a bit more age (I do not know that to true, but it tastes that way to me). You should be able to grab the 86 for the $16 or $17 range. Both are tasty, and among the ones I usually have on hand.

 

 

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