spiritswhiskey/bourbonWhisky History: 1910 Old Fine Whisky

June 9, 2021by Corners Crew

Whisky History Time 🤓🤓🥃: 1910 Old Fine Whisky is the fourth and final installation of Old Forester Whiskey row series. It’s unique and robust flavor lends itself to its fiery beginnings.

In order to produce 1910, standard Old Forester has undergone a second barreling in a lightly toasted, heavily charred barrel. “Mature Old Forester enters a second barrel at 100 proof, just as it did in 1910,” when a fire that destroyed their operation led to mature whisky being double barreled and stored in new, charred oak containers to rest until operations could resume.

This double barreling was the first such documented of its kind and led to it gaining the name Old Fine Whisky. The second barrel (today) is charred nearly to the point of incineration.

In October 1910, a fire caused the bottling line to be shut down for an indefinite period of time. Complicating matters, there was a vat of mature whisky waiting to be bottled. Otherwise facing ruin, this whisky was instead stored in new, charred oak containers to rest until the line could be repaired.” This double barreling was the first such documented of its kind and led to it gaining the name Old Fine Whisky.

In order to produce 1910, standard Old Forester has undergone a second barreling in a lightly toasted, heavily charred barrel. “Mature Old Forester enters a second barrel at 100 proof, just as it did in 1910,” said Old Forester Master Taster Jackie Zykan. “The second barrel is charred nearly to the point of incineration.”

by Corners Crew

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