Review #128 Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style: Bourbon
Updated: May 12, 2021
Score: 8.2 / 10
Distillery: Brown Foreman Distillery
Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon
An expression not seen since prohibition. Just kidding, I would definitely like to think this has come a long way from prohibition. "Prohibition style" was anything cheap and crappy and easy to make tons of profit on as you couldn't get it legally.... However, digressing from that, the 1920 style is one of the highest rated and best whiskey's from the Old Forester core lineup.
Actually, Brown Foreman was one of the six distilleries that was allowed to bottle bourbon for medicinal purposes during prohibition. Sort of what marijuana started out to to be in the current day. It cracks me up to think what is and isn't considered medicine from decade to decade. Haha oh well don't think about it too hard. Get yourself some 1920 so you can read the label and also sound like an expert at parties.
Nose: Pretty characteristic here. Lots of vanilla, cinnamon, oak, but differs at the end with more fruits such as plums and dates.
Palate: Tingly brown sugar, ethanol, cinnamon, virgin oak. It packs a punch up front, but tapers off.
Finish: Medium finish. Tannic leather, oak, plum comes back to bring it together while a strong cinnamon lingers.
S+ Sensational - The Pinnacle (9.5+)
A - AXEceptional (astounding) (9-9.5)
B - bravo (step aBove average) (8-8.9)
C - competent (7-7.9)
D - disappointing (6-6.9)
F - flush it down the toilet (fail) (5.9 below)
Availability? Common. Most stores have all of this core line from Old Forester. However, if I had to pick a favorite it's this one. I would suggest picking this one up first if you can.