You Will Not Find a Better Sweet Bourbon than OF1910

Review by Mark Pringle |

85 Highly Rated Bourbon General Review of Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky

Old Forester 1910 is oaky, sweet, caramel goodness that should be at the top of your list if you like bourbons on the sweeter end of the spectrum. Everything about this whiskey is thick and rich. You will not find a better sweet bourbon at this price point or lower. Disagree? Let me know below. Anyway, here are my thoughts in detail.

Old Forester 1910

Rating: 85


Ratings breakdown based on a 100 point scale.

  • 90-100 Exceptional
  • 80-89 Very Good
  • 70-79 Average
  • 60-69 Below Average
  • 50-60 Drain Pour

Detailed Tasting Notes

Nose Review - Rating: 85

The other day I was rinsing out a bottle of Old Forester 1910 that had just finished. I like to save the bottles. As I was rinsing it out, a beautiful aroma just permeated my kitchen. That gives you an idea of the strength of its nose since there was no bourbon in the bottle. A very strong, thick, and weighted caramel leads the way on the nose. It is closely followed by a beautiful oak aroma that, when combined with the caramel, creates a beautiful nosing experience.

Palate Review - Rating: 86

You will not find too many bourbons with the viscosity of old forester 1910. You will find the whiskey thick and weighty. Caramel and oak juice covers your mouth with its viscosity. Additionally, it is exceptionally smooth, even for its 93-proof level. It has 18% rye, but I don't taste the rye—mild char. You would describe the taste of this in the same way you'd describe Werther's Original candy: smooth, rich, and creamy.

Finish Review - Rating: 83

The finish is just a repeat of the nose and the palate. Again, oak and caramel dominate the long finish. The consistency is impressive.

Uniqueness Review - Rating: 85

Because of the overall quality, availability, consistency, and excellent tasting experience of OF1910, it stands near the top of any sweeter bourbons at this price point. The richness at this proof level makes it unique.

Value Review - Rating: 87

As of the end of 2021, the price of Old Forest 1910 has been rising. Early in the year, I paid $49.99 for it. Eight months later, it was consistently selling for $56.99. Having said that, it is more than worth it at this price point.

Author: Mark Pringle
Smell IS taste. I am just a guy who has been hit with the bourbon bug and who has come to the conclusion that life is too short to drink average tasting bourbons. Go Gators!
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