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    Old Forrester Label

    Hi Folks, Just wondering when the Old Forrester 86 label was changed from the one that dated back to the 1940's. Is there any difference between the bottlings with the old label & the newer stuff? I saw a couple of 1.75s with the old label and just wondered if they might be anything interesting.

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    Re: Old Forrester Label

    I would get them but wouldn't expect much difference. My reasoning is current demand is driving flavor profiles to be a bit younger and though I don't know this to be the case with Forester it doesn't hurt to grab the older expression. That and one can never have too many 1.75s on hand.
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    Re: Old Forrester Label

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I would get them but wouldn't expect much difference. My reasoning is current demand is driving flavor profiles to be a bit younger and though I don't know this to be the case with Forester it doesn't hurt to grab the older expression. That and one can never have too many 1.75s on hand.
    My thoughts exactly, on both counts.

    OWA and BT being the most obvious examples, imo, over the last 2 yrs or so.

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    Re: Old Forrester Label

    Quote Originally Posted by JPBoston View Post
    My thoughts exactly, on both counts.

    OWA and BT being the most obvious examples, imo, over the last 2 yrs or so.

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    Don't forget, many of us have none of this on our shelves. If I saw ANY OF product in pennsylvania it would be in my storage tonight. Not even counting a slighly older possibility. Or a 1.75. I have my favs, but getting any favs in this day and age in a 1.75 what are you doing deciding? Finding a BT liter here...yeah Ill drive 8 hrs to philly...
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    Re: Old Forrester Label

    I hear ya, and agree with your point...

    But, if it makes you feel better, the last several handles of BT I've had, have been lackluster... to put it mildly. The same with OWA, before it disappeared from shelves here a year ago. Still get a little craving for OWA from time to time despite that fact though.

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    Re: Old Forrester Label

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I would get them but wouldn't expect much difference. My reasoning is current demand is driving flavor profiles to be a bit younger and though I don't know this to be the case with Forester it doesn't hurt to grab the older expression. That and one can never have too many 1.75s on hand.
    Makes sense to me Squire. I'll be plucking both of them tomorrow.


    JMJ, you have my sympathy! I am continuously thankful that I don't live in a state with ABC stores.
    Last edited by tmas; 05-07-2014 at 20:55.

 

 

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