Old Forester 150th Anniversary Batch Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon (Batch 01/03), 62.8%

Price: $150 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

Grape Kool-Aid, cherry cola, blueberries, tea leaf, walnuts, ginger, and polished oak lead the nose and carry into the chewy, full palate. This whiskey shows its maturity with well-integrated spice, semi-sweet chocolate, Concord grape jelly, and roasted nuts, all in sync with undulating oak. Warmth builds into the finish as cooked dark fruits and dark chocolate melt slowly away to reveal black pepper and ginger on a bed of polished oak.