Old Forester 1870 starts off with a very mild nose comprised of mainly black pepper and a little bit of tobacco. I am not discerning much other than the traditional Brown-Froman oak and a slight fruitiness on this tasting. This bourbon almost seems like a milder version of Statesman.
The palate tastes very one-dimensional and seems to reflect the nose. There's very little viscosity.
The finish Is much warmer than one would think, considering the mild palate and aroma.