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Bourbon of the Year- Old Forester Signature

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Updated April 20, 2011

What do you get when you offer one of the finest bourbons in the world at one of the most affordable price points? You get Old Forester Signature bourbon, our pick as Bourbon of the Year.

Old Forester Signature comes in at 100 proof (50% abv), which makes it an incredibly versatile bourbon. At this proof, it is still mild enough to enjoy neat, but it won't disappear when mixed or consumed on the rocks.

Flavor wise, you can't ask for much more than Old Forester Signature's spicy, cinnamon and brown sugar profile. Big vanilla and caramel flavors round out the classic bourbon profile, making this whiskey both complex and eminently approachable for novice drinkers.

The finish offers hints of maple sugar, tobacco and English toffee before gently fading away from the palate. All in all, this is simply one of the most delicious bourbons available at any price. At $20, it is a steal and better than most bourbons costing two and more times the price.

During tough times, small luxuries seem to count even more. While the folks at Brown-Forman could easily double the price on Old Forester Signature, with the guidance of Master Distiller Chris Morris, prices are kept affordable and accessible to all. For the level of quality, commitment to affordability and overall versatility of Old Forester Signature bourbon, it is a pleasure to name it our Bourbon of the Year.

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