Old Forester 1924 10 Year Old

Old Forester 1924 10 Year Old bottle

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Old Forester 1924 10 Year Old

Old Forester 1924 10 Year Old is a bourbon from Old Forester and a year-round part of their Whiskey Row Series.

Like other expressions in the Whiskey Row series, this release marks a hallmark event in Old Forester’s history. Prohibition forced over 200 distilleries in Kentucky to close, and Old Forester acquired barrels from these distillers, which used a variety of differing mashbills. In 1924, Owsley Brown first bottled whiskey from these barrels using the Old Forester company name. This release is meant to commemorate the 100th anniversary of that occasion.

As such, it actually uses a different recipe than Old Forester’s other bourbons. The traditional Old Forester mashbill uses 72% corn; 18% rye and 10% malted barley, while 1924 marks the debut of a new mash bill, 79% corn; 11% rye and 10% malted barley.

Outside of limited expressions such as Old Forester Birthday Bourbon and the Kentucky-only Old Forester President’s Choice, this is the only other product from the distillery to have an age statement. It is the latest addition to the Whiskey Row series, following the 2018 release of 1910 Old Fine Whisky.

Tasting Notes


Soft notes of fudge, cocoa, marzipan, and cured tobacco layered over
hints of rich oak and warm cinnamon.


Chocolate-covered graham cracker dusted with cinnamon.


Hints of spice and graham cracker crumbles.


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