Old Forester 1910 Old Fine Whisky is a historical first and a historical last: the final bottle of the Whiskey Row series, and a totally new kind of bourbon for the brand.
This newest (and apparently final) Whiskey Row bottle “1910 Old Fine Whisky” pays homage to a happy distilling accident back in, well, the year 1910.
Faced with a fire that October, the distillery’s bottling line was shut down and they had vatted whiskey that needed to go somewhere. That vat ended up in new, charred oak barrels for a second time, and stayed there until the bottling line could be repaired. Brown-Forman claims the resulting “Old Forester Very Old Fine Whisky” is the first documented double barreled whiskey.
Old Forester didn’t just throw this new whiskey into regular charred barrels for a quick finish though: they created a whole new barrel type: They take Woodford, put it in a second barrel that’s been heavy, heavy toasted to the point where it’s going to fall apart, so there’s so many more undertones of that smoky charry flavor.