Old Forester The 117 Series ‘High Angels’ Share’
Old Forester launched The 117 Series in early 2021, with “High Angels’ Share” marking the first expression in the new lineup. As the name alludes, this batch comprises whiskey from barrels that lost a higher than average share of bourbon to evaporation. That factor translates to an intense and concentrated experience on both nose and palate. Demerara sugar aromas blend with notes of potpourri, butterscotch, and apple pie. On the palate, the whiskey lands with dense weight and richness. Charred oak notes and noticeable tannins make sure the texture doesn’t feel flat, and also contribute to a remarkable finish, which goes on and on. All of which is to say: If things continue this way, the 117 Series will quickly become a favorite among bourbon aficionados.