Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
100 Proof - Bottled-In-Bond
50.0 % Vol.
750 ml
100 Proof
Added on
19 feb 2017 12:15 pm by blue smoke

Average value

€ 86.26

9 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

81 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.14 points.

  1. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately, nothing you need, except the slightly surprising and interesting Kokelnote in the taste is not much and the alcohol makes it too simple and dominant
    • Nose
      The alcohol is quite noticeable, even after 10-15 minutes in the glass, inlaid with honey melon, a lot of toffee, of course, a little vanilla, a little wet hay, the alcohol prevents much more
    • Taste
      Toffee in abundance, young honey, vanilla, honeydew melon and quite surprisingly smoldering cabbage with kokelndem hay, oak chips slightly bitter, fruit cores, rough leather in the mouth and dusty furniture
    • Finish
      In the sip, the alcohol is unfortunately almost in the foreground almost alone noticeable, some grapefruit with shell still, dry hay, bitter-short

  2. Create a free Whiskybase account to read all 5 reviews for this whisky
    Create free account
  3. thewhiskeyjug scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Banana’s Foster, vanilla custard, dried fruit, green mango and some notes of oak and spice with a nuttiness that threads through it all.

    I’m not too impressed by the nose. It’s fairly sweet and flabby with little oak to speak of.

    Banana’s Foster, vanilla custard, dried fruit, unripe “green” fruit, corn cakes and some bits of oak and spice with a nuttiness that threads through it all.

    So similar to the aroma with a few extra notes kicking up, this is barely average.

    Medium -> Corn sweetness and a touch of oak and spice fade out to a vanilla custard and green notes.

  4. Auriverdes scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. DrBardamu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. jeffry747 scored this whisky 46 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      45 45
    • Taste
      45 45
    • Finish
      30 30


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2022

Forgot your password?