At the suggestion of a friend I picked up a fifth of Old Forester Signature 100 Proof when it went on sale for about $25. I wasn’t expecting too much, but what I got was actually quite tasty. The aroma was filled with brown sugar, pepper spice, leather, oak, and coffee coupled to hints of cinnamon and clove. The flavor was similarly spicy with brown sugar, chocolate, coffee, oak, and caramel at first on the palate quickly followed by cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. The alcohol in the aroma was minimal and in the flavor it came through, but only in the finality of the finish and warming post consumption do you remember this puppy rings in at 100 proof. Despite the fairly low price point the complexity of the aroma and flavor rival that of a much more expensive Bourbon. This one was quite nice neat, with a cube, or mixed into a drink. At any rate, I finished off the bottle tonight so I may have to snag another the next time I locate it on sale.

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