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    Old Forester 125 Proof Anniv Edition

    I picked up a bottle of this awhile back but haven't opened it yet. It's 125 proof, 8 years old and was released for their 125 anniv in 1995. Has anyone ever tried it. If so, how was it. I'm trying to decide whether to keep it as a novelty or open it. If it is just so-so, then I'll keep it in the wooden box on the shelf. If it is "great", then I'll probably open it.

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    Re: Old Forester 125 Proof Anniv Edition

    The most memorable bottle of Forester I ever bought, both the whisky and the friends I shared it with were excellent.

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    Re: Old Forester 125 Proof Anniv Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    I picked up a bottle of this awhile back but haven't opened it yet. It's 125 proof, 8 years old and was released for their 125 anniv in 1995. Has anyone ever tried it. If so, how was it. I'm trying to decide whether to keep it as a novelty or open it. If it is just so-so, then I'll keep it in the wooden box on the shelf. If it is "great", then I'll probably open it.
    Is there a rule that says you can't taste it and then put it back on the shelf if it disappoints? Collecting bourbon need not be like collecting coins that lose value if "circulated." And if you like it, is there a rule that says you can't replace the contents with something else and put it back on the shelf?
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

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    Re: Old Forester 125 Proof Anniv Edition

    Rules? We don't need no stinkin rules.

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    Re: Old Forester 125 Proof Anniv Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Rules? We don't need no stinkin rules.
    Are you paraphrasing Treasure of the Sierra Madre or paraphrasing Blazing Saddles quoting Treasure of the Sierra Madre?
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

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    Re: Old Forester 125 Proof Anniv Edition

    Took the advise and it is wonderful. Wish OF would release this regularly.

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    Re: Old Forester 125 Proof Anniv Edition

    I suppose we should give credit to B. Traven who wrote the book Treasure of the Sierra Madre upon which the movie was based.

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    Old Forester 125 Proof Anniv Edition

    It's interesting that B-F was so ahead of the curve doing an overproof release like this in 1995, and now that these sorts of things are so common, they're not releasing anything like this anymore. I'd love to see this bottling return.
    Jim

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    Re: Old Forester 125 Proof Anniv Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Took the advise and it is wonderful. Wish OF would release this regularly.
    They can't they quit making it like that.

 

 

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