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Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon*Packaging may vary

Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Bourbon

Bourbon /57.5% ABV / Kentucky, United States

Product Details

Kentucky, United States

Product Description

Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style is a small batch of barrels presented at 115 proof representing the typical barrel proof of Bourbon at that time.

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Community Reviews

4.8(12 Reviews)
  • Niku T.
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    Oct 29 2021
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  • lifeofcobycatt
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    Mar 28 2021
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    My favorite daily pour. Exceptional tasting notes and not difficult to find at a reasonable price.

  • Christopher
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    Feb 25 2021
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    Absolutely delicious. Doesn't drink as hot as the proof statement.

  • Shawn
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    Dec 25 2020
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    Great bottle for the quality and price! So much flavor, I highly recommend.

  • Jeremy
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    Dec 6 2020
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    Smoothest high-proofed bourbon I’ve had (and I’ve had a lot)!

  • tom
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    Nov 11 2020
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    when i found Old Forrester 1920 i fell in love. for me it is the quintessential over proof bourbon. since, i have tried a few more the old forrester labels, pretty wide variety, and havent been disappointed yet. 1920 is great for a nice old fashioned, sazerac, manhatten, or on a big hunk of ice. its a real treat

  • Christopher
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    Oct 22 2020
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    A Fantastic pour over and over....I need to always have a bottle....just Unbelievable

  • RichSep 26 2020

    I tried this for the first time tonight. I thought OF was a basic but this one pleasantly surprised me. I’ll be buying this on my next stop!

  • Rodney
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    Jun 23 2020
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    My favorite sipper ,good balance of nose and flavor,Tastes great on the palate ,hold in the mouth for a minute to lessen the burn going down

  • Christopher
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    Apr 9 2020
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    Very nice whiskey. Hits every spot on my tongue just right; that hint of sweetness followed by a nice bite. 115 proof is a great strength that leaves a tingle but doesn't doesn't burn. I keep coming back to this bottle time and time again, easily one on my favorites.


Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.

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